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Dynamic stories


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This presentation given in the un-conference on technology and art is a first glance into new research on taking event-driven technology to create a new type of literature.

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Dynamic stories

  1. 1. Speaker: Opher Etzion Dynamic stories: Blend of creativity: the author, the reader and the computer
  2. 2. 2 The traditional story writing A writer is writing the story
  3. 3. 3 The traditional story writing The reader is reading it
  4. 4. 4 The traditional story writing The computer is used to store, display, sell, provide information…
  5. 5. 5 Changing the roles The reader is part of the authoring The computer is part of the authoring The writer becomes a choreographer
  6. 6. 6 The research goal Applying Artificial Intelligence techniques to see how it can evolve stories Checking the way that readers evolve stories Evolving the role of writer to choreographer
  7. 7. 7 The elementary one: fill in the gaps Name of a friend An adjective A verb ending in 'ed' A noun A verb ending in 'ing' An emotion Something funny The name of some food Name of a friend A plural noun A verb A noun An adjective
  8. 8. 8 Branching story
  9. 9. 9 Event-driven stories The reader send events, the computer processes them and controls the story.
  10. 10. 10 The technology Today it is associated with sensors, stock market, autonomic cars and more…
  11. 11. 11 Stage one: unsolicited branching The branching is not in decision points but based on the reader’s wishes – different branching in different times – but still predetermined by the author
  12. 12. 12 Stage two: select between predetermined events Here – inference work is increased since context can differ in time.
  13. 13. 13 Event types Add participant, kill participant, create meeting, create movement…
  14. 14. 14 Stage 3: Events created by the reader Here we can get to situations that the author did not imagine – but the computer takes control
  15. 15. 15 Looking for collaborators Both in the technology side and in the story building experimentation side Email: