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March 3rd Deadline: Intelligent Narrative Technologies @ ELO

(int)7 — INTELLIGENT NARRATIVE TECHNOLOGIES SEVEN Call for Participation http://int7.westphal.drexel.edu/ KEY DATES: • (int)7 Submission deadline: March 3, 2014 • Workshop: June 17-18, 2014, Milwaukee, WI (int)7 & ELO registration information is now available: http://conference.eliterature.org/conference-registration The Intelligent Narrative Technologies (INT) workshop series aims to advance research in artificial intelligence for the computational understanding, expression, and […]

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Janet Kolodner on “Cyberlearning: Transforming Education” (Media Systems)

What can transform a field? Janet Kolodner argues, in her talk for the Media Systems gathering, that individual projects are not enough. But programs do potentially offer a route to transformation — by being larger, integrative efforts. Her talk begins by providing an insider’s discussion of a program with the potential for transforming the field: […]

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Chad Greene on “Creating Believable/Immersive Content” (Media Systems)

While critics may now say a film’s action scenes “seem like a video game,” it doesn’t just seem like film and games are borrowing from each other. It is not only happening stylistically, but also at a deep technical level. At the Media Systems gathering, Chad Greene from Microsoft Studios discussed how the common basis […]

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Bill Gaver on “Guidance and Evaluation Methods” (Media Systems)

Bill Gaver’s group — The Interaction Research Studio — does design as a means of research into people and technology. At the Media Systems gathering he used examples from their work to illustrate a number of approaches to one of our major topics: “… guidance and evaluation methods from arts, design and the humanities.” In […]

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Fox Harrell on “Matching Methods” (Media Systems)

In computer science, we often guide and evaluate work by metrics such as efficiency (of execution, of task performance, of maintenance, etc). But such metrics do not make sense for many types of computational media work. Fox Harrell’s talk at the Media Systems gathering, “Matching Methods: Guiding and Evaluating Interdisciplinary Projects,” suggests that, rather than […]

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Anne Balsamo on “Designing Culture” (Media Systems)

What would it mean to have “big” projects — bigger than a single investigator, lab, or even institution could handle — that are not arranged by science and engineering concerns, but by cultural concerns? In this talk from the Media Systems gathering at UC Santa Cruz, Anne Balsamo gives the shape of two major, ongoing […]

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