Saturday, 15 November 2008

Creating cutting edge web drama is hard

Stuart Cosgrove on Online Drama.

"...the mechanics of drama are always changing and that has led to a frustrating paradox. The web is a phenomenal arena of innovation and yet "web drama" is painfully underdeveloped and charmingly naive. Maybe the explanation lies deep in history. Teen revelation dramas like Lonely Girl 15, Kate Modern and Sofia's Diary may just be the cave-drawings of civilisations yet to come.

Those most frequently cited web-dramas largely rely on shifting recognisable forms onto new platforms, creating "telly on the web," rather than interrogating the uniqueness of the internet, and its alchemy of search, participation and networking."
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