Interesting essay in The Guardian newspaper yesterday by Paul Schrader. I wonder how our storyjamming or social storytelling, story now basically, fits into all this.Beyond the silver screen
Schrader's point is that as a culture we are now so bombarded with stories and storytelling (films, advertising etc etc) that we are fed up with the way we construct stories. That's why the audience are turning to alternatives, such as "reality TV", videogames or documentaries. This is just me paraphrasing, his points are more complex, but he calls this the rise of the "counter-narrative entertainments".
I feel his pain, but someone should invite him to a game of Contenders. Or Shock. I'm happy to host.