Visitors' Keynote - Ruth Aylett

Publication Date: 2018-03-20 12:33:11

Generative narrative - pipe dream or possibility?

March 21
2h30 p.m. - 3h30 p.m.
Room A. 5.4 - FCTUC-DEI

Computer games in the recent period have moved further into generative approaches with  procedural animation and procedural generation of of the game environment. However story  content is dominated by branching approaches, with generative approaches seen as anything  from impossible to unacceptably high-risk. In this talk I give an overview of the issues  involved in what I have called ‘emergent narrative’ and its links to creativity.

Short Bio:
Ruth Aylett is a Professor of Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and  researches digital narrative (coining the term ‘emergent narrative in 1999) , affective  systems, and social embodied agents in both robotic and graphical form. She has led a  series of large EU-funded projects over the last 15 years ocusing on these themes in  domains ranging from virtual drama to promote opposition to bullying to an empathic robot  tutor.