New Technologies of Time Manipulation

Javier González García

Associate Professor, Universidad de Guanajuato (México). Email:

Volume 10, Number 2, 2018 I Full Text PDF

DOI: 10.21659/rupkatha.v10n2.01

Received December 30, 2017; Revised March 20, 2018; Accepted March 25, 2018; Published May 06,  2018.


Narratives are tools to manipulate time. How is the narrative paradigm conveyed within a society mediated by information and communication technologies? Transmedia narratives appear, which deepen, broaden and hyperlink existing narratives, establishing a digital convergence of media and networks. In this article, two examples are developed: the blog and the video game. The new narrations are shown as adequate strategies for the promotion of social and cultural practices that lead to a new conception of collective intelligence. The new narratives show us ways to coexist and accept the times in which we live, one marked by incredible complexity.

 Keywords: Narration, transmedia, blog, videogame, complexity.