Thesis

The Book

An exploration of the psychology that motivates a person to not only feel for a social cause, but act on it. It outlines the key factors of motivation and ultimately how narrative can be an effective tool for compassion, while interaction can be a tool for learning. The combination of these two could increase action on a social cause.

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The Interactive Narrative 

Based on a few studies that showed one person going against the grain could interrupt the phenomenon of groupthink, which can sometimes lead to dire consequences. This interactive narrative tells the true story of the murder of Tony Basta, a high school classmate of mine. As the user navigates the narrative, they are asked to interact with the scenes and experience the story from three different perspectives. All this culminates with the user being given the chance to speak up against the groupthink and ultimately change the narrative.

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