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Jul 27

Defense: Curating Simulated Storyworlds

James Ryan
PhD Candidate

Abstract:  Emergent narrative is a peculiar method in the area of procedural narrative: instead of automatically inventing stories or deploying authored narrative content, a system simulates a storyworld out of which narrative may emerge from the happenstance of character activity in that... Read More

Apr 5

Understanding and Creating Meaningful Games

Mike Treanor
Assistant Professor

Abstract: Without a doubt, videogames are an important form of media in our culture. However, designers and players are still learning about how the interactive systems of games can be understood, and generally meaningful. Currently, many commercial games recreate understood gameplay genres (e.g... Read More

Apr 4

Better Game Design through Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Alex Zook
Senior Data Scientist

Abstract: Games are used for an ever-broadening array of purposes: educating, training, citizen science, and even data collection. Yet our ability to make games for these diverse purposes remains limited: game design and development practices are poorly understood and tools for making games... Read More