Capturing Gaddafi: Narrative as system currency

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Abstract

This article explores the construction of narrative through multiple vehicles and its function as currency in systems of representation and communication. Information derived from events and sets of relational events configured through their production and dissemination in the network model of communication challenges the existing theoretical frameworks of narrative construction. This article considers the capture of former Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi as a mechanism to examine the role of the network model of communication in the construction of narrative through the lens of cognitive narratology and radical constructivism. In doing so, it considers the event-indexing situation model (EISM) as a possible instrument for enabling a cognitive construction of narrative stemming from event information produced and disseminated within the network model of communication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-373
Number of pages9
JournalTechnoetic Arts
Volume12
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

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Keywords

  • Communication
  • Event-indexing
  • Libya
  • Muammar Gaddafi
  • Narrative
  • Networked
  • Situation model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications

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