The Biology of Story
Warning: If you’re a literary-minded person, you must handle “Biology of Story” with care. The project, an interactive documentary that explores Story as a living being, is ambitious, enormous, and possibly comprehensive. Once you dip into the oceanic trove of filmed interview segments, it may be several hours (or days) before you emerge from the wormhole into a new universe of narrative understanding. Created by Amnon Buchbinder, a Canadian academic, author and filmmaker, BoS has much to commend it: the blazingly intelligent talking-heads, the clean graphic interface, and, most compelling, a cross-indexing system that allows curious explorers to chart their path with the logic (or illogic) of a beautifully constructed story. Watch. marvel, learn.