Mutable narratives

My post the other day showed a way to use an interactive text narrative as a guide to a visual explanation.

But I’m not yet satisfied with it. The narrative itself should also be able to change, as the visual explanation evolves.

In order to build up to that capability, I’m starting to play with mutable text narratives. A simple (and very fun) kind of mutable text narrative is the MadLib, so I thought I would begin with one of those.

If you click on the image below, you can see my first take on narrative as MadLib. As before, you change things by clicking on the orange words and phrases:

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