Trait Theory

In psychology, trait (or dispositional) theory is an approach to the abstraction and understanding of human behavioural patterns. It involves breaking down attributes of personality into a finite list of traits. The two most popular models of trait theory are the three-factor Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ) model and the five-factor OCEAN model.

Piano Synthesis

Protagonism: The Melody of Narrative

Narrative is defined by the fate of its characters and we, the audience, experience this fate through the lens of the protagonists. This dynamic is paralleled within the cooperation of melody and harmony.

Statistically-Driven Character Generation

By utilising a combination of demographic data and trait theory we are able to create an advanced character generation system that produces realistic, human characters.

Phonetic Transcription

A systematic implementation of phonetic transcription: the conversion from orthographic to phonetic language.

Defining Synthesis

We often throw around the term “synthesiser” without knowing its proper meaning. Here we explore the concept of synthesis and its application in the context of digital anelectronic instruments.

Vocal Synthesis

Exploring the methods of physics-based vocal synthesis. Weighing accuracy and performance in the formulation of an appropriate computational implementation.

Automata: AI’s Mechanical Counterpart

Automata (singular: automaton) are machines that perform a prescribed set of physical actions via complex mechanical systems. These actions often mimic human physicality and their complexity can range from lifting a bowl to the ability to converse in multiple languages.

Procedurally-Generated Personalities

Exploring how psychological trait theory can be used to develop a system that determines the actions of characters in our narrative.