Story Telling Bots

Story telling is as old as mankind

Story telling is as old as mankind

Instigate is developing Story Telling Bots to enable a new kind of creative expression.

Instigate Bot Stories can be video based, conversational, utilize photos or audio - or all of the above.

The Stories take on one other attribute - which we think completely changes the world of story telling; they're interactive by nature and intent. By interactive we mean that the story is "listened to" via a  Messaging interface.

The Story viewer or listener is NOT just a passive audience, but steps the story through its chapters - from beginning to middle to end - as part of a "conversation."

That conversation may be fairly linear - and simply unfold the story - or the conversation can take many different roads or paths and result in different outcomes or endings.  Its really up to the story teller - AND - the participant.

Instigate Stories are the holey grail of story telling - the "interactive narrative" that so many of us have dreamed of - once this new world of "digital on-line" communications was born.


There's an inherent duality and juxtapositioning going on - to tell stories with ChatBots.

One has to first realize that THEY are in control of the Bot - not the Bot's vendor or company. The author (which we call "an Instigator") crafts their own story by defining topics, recording video selfies and answering questions - as a way to "train" their Personal Bot.

The second really weird thing about - is that it is BOTH the authoring system for creating the Story Bots - AND - the playback system for interacting with and "listening/watching" the stories.  Everything is inside the Facebook Messenger ChatBot interface!

One can discover other Bots - to get an idea of what's possible - and with a "tap" of the finger - create their OWN story telling bot!

Boom - there it is.

An authoring tool for creating Story Telling Bots.

And a stage where the story unfolds, where the video are photos are viewed.

Where the text and the story is interacted - with.

Marc Canter