Archive for the ‘Fiction’ Category

The Exception Point

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

This is the title of a novella to be published in Spring 2013 (ISBN: 978-1908043412). Book description:

Russia, 1908, June 30, 7:14 a.m., the court of Tsar Nicholas II is wiped out by an impact, an enormous explosion over St. Petersburg. In an ensuring chaos State Duma takes power over Imperial Russia changing the course of World history forever. Russia, 2017, an alternative history novella is published about the Tunguska event that missed the capital of Russia…

- Dmitry Vostokov @ DumpAnalysis.org + TraceAnalysis.org -

Fiction for Debugging: The Problem and The Solution

Monday, May 28th, 2012

After writing about music for debugging and founding software narratology I decided to start writing about fiction. The first masterpiece is The Sound and The Fury by William Faulkner. I confess that I’m in love with Folio Society books and when I saw this color version (an original idea by Faulkner now fulfilled by modern printing technology) I immediately recognized its importance for software trace analysis:

http://www.foliosociety.com/book/SAF/sound-and-the-fury

I’m pretty sure Faulkner would have been delighted to see trace analysis patterns and how they may help in writing fiction.

- Dmitry Vostokov @ DumpAnalysis.org + TraceAnalysis.org -

Software Narratology helps Fiction Writers

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Any DA+TA source (dump artifact + trace artifact) can be used to generate and validate narrative fiction where memory dump components provide fiction structure and software trace components provide behaviour (plot and story):

I already use such help in writing fiction books http://www.opentask.com/fiction-titles (”computational” novels) and use trace analysis patterns in validating historical narratives http://www.opentask.com/history-titles (with Excel and software trace viewers as tools). Here fiction is in no way different from software fictions outlined in the article about software stories. Please also note 2 other fields along with software narratology (SN was defined in mid 2009 where the first pattern appeared earlier in 2009) that are under development: software chorology and chorographyAdjoint threads and trace analysis patterns are the major contributions from SN.

Final note: Because we consider memory dumps in a general sense (e.g. philosophy of memoidealism where any data is a memory dump) and software trace narremes as small memory dumps (mid 2009) any data stream potentially can be represented as some fictional or real story. And vice versa, any story can be transformed into corresponding computer memory dumps and software traces (for example, the narralog language is being designed to model software stories).

- Dmitry Vostokov @ DumpAnalysis.org + TraceAnalysis.org -