Emergent Drama = Sociality + Individuality

Richard Evans

The central theme of the talk is that interactive drama emerges when we place individual characters in social situations: drama = sociality + individuality. I will give a host of examples from my previous work: social situations and individuals in The Sims 3, SimPhilosopher, and Little Text People. Talk structure: first, I will motivate the need for concurrent communicating social practices in people simulations. Then, I will motivate the advantages of a declarative representation of state over procedural languages (e.g. ABL). I will sketch the formal theory of Exclusion Logic which powers the social simulation. I will also describe how we model individual personality traits.
Thursday 14th June 2012, 14:00
Far-134 (Video Conferencing Room)
Department of Computer Science