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CM Seminar: Substance and Sensors: Keys to Understanding for Computational Media

Speaker Name: 
David Thue
Speaker Title: 
Assistant Professor of Information Technology
Speaker Organization: 
Carleton University
Start Time: 
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 12:00pm
End Time: 
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 1:05pm
Via Zoom Presentation
Sri Kurniawan


The subfields of Computational Media have many facets, and understanding them can be hard - for new and experienced researchers alike. The texts we read (and sometimes write!) use different terms for similar concepts or the same terms for different concepts, and little has been done to clarify the confusion this creates. At the same time, the systems and frameworks that we learn from (and sometimes make!) suffer from incomplete descriptions of important details - not for a lack of trying, but for a lack of understanding about what the key details even are. In this talk, I'll present recent work toward improving this situation, framed in the context of two methods that the audience can use to promote and pursue understanding in their own Computational Media research.


David Thue studies the design and management of interactive experiences, combining the perspectives of Artificial Intelligence, Game Design, and Human-Computer Interaction. He leads a research group on Reasoning for Interactive Systems and Experiences (RISE) that spans both Carleton University in Canada and Reykjavik University in Iceland. He also teaches game design and game development to teams of multidisciplinary students. David has organized a variety of events related to AI and narrative technologies, including AIIDE 2020 (Program Chair), ICIDS 2014 (Program Co-Chair), ICIDS 2011 (General Co-Chair), and several related workshops. From 2013 to 2019, he was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and the Industry Chair of Game Design at Reykjavik University, Iceland, where he led their Emphasis Line in Computer Game Design and Development. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Alberta in 2015, with a focus on AI systems that can manage interactive experiences.

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Passcode: 2801026

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