Data Mining Reveals the 6 Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling

Courtesy MIT Tech Review

This is a fascinating take on using Big Data to arrive at (or at least confirm) a result that we’ve seen demonstrated in many screenwriting books.

There are only a few stories.

And there are reasons we as humans respond to them the way we do.

Here’s the article from MIT Tech Review.

And here’s the Kurt Vonnegut video they reference.


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