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Dialog Designs in Virtual Drama: Balancing Agency and Scripted Dialogs [chapter]

Edward Chao-Chun Kao, Von-Wun Soo
2012 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Our initial results indicated that this framework maintains a balance between agency and scripted dialogs, and that improvised dialogs of virtual agents do not affect the consistency of stories.  ...  Scripts are automatically generated by a story generator and subsequently played by virtual agents.  ...  of virtual drama and our dialog framework in Z notation; section 5 presents the application of this framework to an abstract scenario to evaluate the use of our model to generate balanced dialogs between  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32326-3_4 fatcat:qhhbimn6tbhbraqnhlxkb77g3q

An implementation of real-time 3D interactive drama

Nicolas Szilas, Jason Barles, Manolya Kavakli
2007 Computers in Entertainment  
Based on a theoretical foundation of narrative and drama, an interactive drama engine (IDE) has been implemented.  ...  This article describes a system integrating highly interactive narrative structures in a real-time 3D environment.  ...  Such agency is also termed "global agency," as described -but not realized -in Mateas and Stern [2005] .  ... 
doi:10.1145/1236224.1236233 fatcat:3r7lwpfcwjg4flg2t5pfh3vlhy

Staging the Nation: Claro M. Recto's Domestic Dramas

Eugenio Matibag
2013 Kritika Kultura  
Each of the plays-La ruta de Damasco (1913) and Solo entre las sombras (1917)-is a drama that represents the interactions of an ilustrado family in its relationship to the imposition of cultural practices  ...  This essay proposes that in these dramas written by an ilustrado and performed for an interpellated ilustrado audience, the ilustrado home stands as a metonym of the nation, its family a synecdoche of  ...  elite to which he and his audience belonged, scripting in effect an aesthetic experience that served to define and clarify an ambiguous Filipino identity as an uncertain balance of elements while at the  ... 
doi:10.13185/kk2013.02009 fatcat:juwa6byxfjfp3n2f2ctmh7i6py

Intoxicating Rhythms: Or, Shakespeare, Literary Drama, and Performance (Studies)

W. B. Worthen
2011 Shakespeare Quarterly  
that this line and its prompting line appear only in the readerly F text and not in the theatrical q1, Erne argues: If we understand the Folio text and the script behind q1 as designed for two different  ...  : representation balanced within the process of its presenting.  ...  , and theorists-to structure the dramatic theater, a theater that confirms our efforts to distinguish the poetic from the merely practical, the represented from its vehicle in present acting.  ... 
doi:10.1353/shq.2011.0061 fatcat:4mde5o44jfg7dne4gipjltjp7a

Sophia Robot

Thomas Riccio
2021 TDR: The Drama Review  
Sophia is a symbol, and humans are witnesses to an origin story as much hers as it is our own.  ...  Since her creation in 2016, Sophia has become the world's most recognized humanoid social robot. Gendered female by creator David Hanson, she is a harbinger of a tomorrow world that is here.  ...  Social robots function as character-based actors with agency, devising a new work-in-progress script. This, of course, is a reductive and mechanistic model.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1054204321000319 fatcat:xcnumgju55c6zdqkeawqmefybe

IEMOCAP: interactive emotional dyadic motion capture database

Carlos Busso, Murtaza Bulut, Chi-Chun Lee, Abe Kazemzadeh, Emily Mower, Samuel Kim, Jeannette N. Chang, Sungbok Lee, Shrikanth S. Narayanan
2008 Language Resources and Evaluation  
The actors performed selected emotional scripts and also improvised hypothetical scenarios designed to elicit specific types of emotions (happiness, anger, sadness, frustration and neutral state).  ...  This database was recorded from ten actors in dyadic sessions with markers on the face, head, and hands, which provide detailed information about their facial expression and hand movements during scripted  ...  Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funding agencies.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10579-008-9076-6 fatcat:fxh3ur6tfvhzbpwpfcap32wobe

Queer Tango Space: Minority Stress, Sexual Potentiality, and Gender Utopias

Juliet McMains
2018 TDR: The Drama Review  
And queer tango space encourages experiments in furthering new tango techniques that are more dialogic and less dictatorial, giving women in particular more voice in the partnership.  ...  She interprets his lead, expresses his ideas through a body that must be highly sensitive and skilled to maintain balance and power in the face of unpredictability.  ... 
doi:10.1162/dram_a_00748 fatcat:sht2i4xxdrcwfid7evltwhnqti

Rich socio-cognitive agents for immersive training environments: case of NonKin Village

Barry G. Silverman, David Pietrocola, Ben Nye, Nathan Weyer, Oleg Osin, Dan Johnson, Ransom Weaver
2011 Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems  
, metrics, and models to drive the agents in the virtual environment.  ...  Often this is done in a virtual backpack or rucksack which might have a map that grows as players learn more of the world and that shows what happened where and who said what when.  ...  Acknowledgement The research on NonKin Village has been supported by ONR/Code 30, the USMC (TECOM and CAOCL), OSD/T&R, and JFcom (J7). The FactionSim related work was supported in part by AFOSR.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10458-011-9167-4 fatcat:uiu57oldefh3xbzzccleqoisz4

Object Oriented Prompted Play (O2P2): A Pragmatic Approach to Interactive Narrative [chapter]

Daniel Roberts, Mark Wright
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This means that behaviours, attributes, and crucially stories are attached to objects in the story world.  ...  Ours is a pragmatic approach that strikes a balance between the culturally fundamental activities of "play" and "story telling".  ...  The 3D Virtual World -All action that takes place in a plot is represented in a 3D virtual world, consisting of the characters and objects involved.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-27797-2_6 fatcat:3ltxe2ajyvee5p4bbjeiflb6vy

He-ART-istic Journeys: Transformative Experiential Learning Through Applied Theatre

Sheila O'Keefe-McCarthy, Michael M. Metz, Bernadette Kahnert
2022 LEARNing Landscapes  
Engaging in Mirror Theatre's method of dialogic exploration, we share two scenes that demonstrate the pedagogical potential and creative process for transformative teaching purposes.  ...  This aesthetic encounter creates a reflective space that embraces the uncertainty of (un)knowing-necessary to participate in relearning.  ...  Thank you to the 23 participants in the original qualitative study who shared their lived experiences of heart disease. This research was funded by the Brock Explore SSHRC Internal Grant.  ... 
doi:10.36510/learnland.v15i1.1076 fatcat:yqkht6nt4zevlb6iktfxxfmmnu

The affordances of case-based teaching that draws on drama in pre-service teacher education [chapter]

Josef de Beer, North-West University, Marthie van der Walt, Byron Bunt, North-West University, North-West University
2020 NWU Self-Directed Learning Series  
(conducted with the University of Helsinki) and in social justice-oriented service learning in teacher education.  ...  Nadine Petersen is vice dean: Teaching and Learning, in the Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg.  ...  sense of professional agency in classroom.  ... 
doi:10.4102/aosis.2020.bk215.07 fatcat:4tafvsgcwvfpvl27fxxhlfjhdm

Chatbots: History, technology, and applications

Eleni Adamopoulou, Lefteris Moussiades
2020 Machine Learning with Applications  
This literature review presents the History, Technology, and Applications of Natural Dialog Systems or simply chatbots.  ...  Moreover, we compose a general architectural design that gathers critical details, and we highlight crucial issues to take into account before system design.  ...  Acknowledgment This work is partially supported by the MPhil program ''Advanced Technologies in Informatics and Computers'', hosted by the Department of Computer Science, International Hellenic University  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.mlwa.2020.100006 fatcat:ezeuv56hizf3rfbo2ekb2yksiy

I thought you'd never become one of us

Charles Bisley
2016 Dialogic Pedagogy  
In this process, a reconfiguring of the spaces of learning, the students and I adapted a variety of literacy and drama practices; a key change in practice was the shift away from an instrumental mode of  ...  As a result, they developed a new creative agency, both singly and as a collective, and an authoritative discourse.  ...  My dual design provided the frame for my main research action, combining drama and literacy with the purpose of empowering student voice, and reflectiveness.  ... 
doi:10.5195/dpj.2016.113 fatcat:deogc4mlwbbjld2qhpdypootme

Samuel Beckett in Virtual Reality: Exploring narrative using free viewpoint video

Néill O'Dwyer, Nicholas Johnson, Enda Bates, Rafael Pagés, Jan Ondřej, Konstantinos Amplianitis, David Monaghan, Aljoša Smolic
2018 Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology  
The GVR room script is used to approximate the dimensions and materials of the virtual set, and the source script is applied to each actor to dynamically alter their direction, distance and directivity  ...  This refers to the agency of the technology in terms of its ability to produce a desired result and to reorganize the conditions of production and reception.  ...  [10] p. 263. 16 Beckett opens the sequence to "variation" on the repeat, but in the theater this is a choice for the director, not the audience.  ... 
doi:10.1162/leon_a_01721 fatcat:5xpjdbm3tbaivn2zg3spaw35sa

Critical Literacy: Foundational Notes

Allan Luke
2012 Theory into Practice  
They are questions about pedagogy and teaching: about which modes of information and cognitive scripts, which designs and genres shall be deemed worth learning, what kinds of tool use with reading and  ...  the first libraries of Alexandria to Google -human agency, self-determination and freedom are put at risk.  ...  They also differ in their understandings of the relative agency and power of readers and writers, texts and language.  ... 
doi:10.1080/00405841.2012.636324 fatcat:a4zmlly57fduhndxupu3qpsngq
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