Yotam Shibolet

Yotam Shibolet
Utrecht University | UU · Department of Media and Culture Studies

Media, Art and Performance RMA
PhD candidate and teacher, researching the connection between embodiment and narrative meaning-making

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Introduction
PhD candidate and teacher at Utrecht University. My research is highly interdisciplinary, applying insight from media studies, 4E cognition theory, cognitive psychology, philosophy and somatic practices. I seek to develop a more embodied and tangible understanding of narrative meaning-making, particularly in the context of interactive digital media.
Additional affiliations
September 2019 - February 2021
Utrecht University
Position
  • PhD Student
September 2017 - March 2020
HKU University of the Arts Utrecht
Position
  • Research internship and pre-PhD program
September 2012 - June 2016
Tel Aviv University
Position
  • Dov Lautman Unit for Science Oriented Youth
Description
  • Guidance of gifted youth in Arts and Humanities university courses, composing puzzles for the University's youth Olympics
Education
September 2016 - June 2019
Utrecht University
Field of study
  • Media, Art and Performance Research
October 2012 - October 2015
Tel Aviv University
Field of study
  • The Marc Rich Honors Program in the Humanities and Arts

Publications

Publications (5)
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Contemporary documentary practices are strongly challenged by growing suspicions of the cinematic claim to truth by indexical capture—the notion that footage objectively captures traces of the past is becoming increasingly less convincing. Under this light, the chapter re-examines Waltz with Bashir (2008, dir. Ari Folman), a groundbreaking animat...
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Narrative is viewed by a growing body of interdisciplinary work as an immanent medium through which humans interpret the world and their life. The author claims that in accordance, a level of narrative interpretation should be situated within the temporality of lived experience, of being-in-interaction with the world. To achieve this, the predomina...
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Authoring tools are a crucial component in the practice and research of interactive digital narrative design, yet no recent meta-analysis or mapping of such tools exists that would make it possible to comparatively study their defining qualities and characteristics and their effects on the artefacts produced with them. As a first step towards this...
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Contact Improvisation (CI) has grown into perhaps the most influential form of contemporary dance improvisation, yet is relatively seldom reflected upon in academic discourse. This article argues for a closer understanding of embodied and environmental aspects of consciousness and lived experience in the study of CI. Broaching the challenge of capt...
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This paper integrates thought on game narrative and embodied cognition, in order to consider the significance of movement to the embodied narrative experience of games. If games are a mode of ‘environmental storytelling’, determining the player’s mobile situatedness within the gamespace is of crucial importance. The metaphor of game design as narra...

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Project
This project aims to map the current (up to 2017) terrain of authoring tools for interactive digital narrative (IDN), compare them along several axes and perform a more extensive phenomenological inquiry into using some of them to author IDN projects. Axes of comparison range from their current availability and community of practice to the export formats, but pays specific attention to the narratological ontologies that are realised in the tools and available for authors to employ in the design process. The end result of the project aims to draw recommendations for users of such tools as well as tool makers.