Category: Theatre

Generative Narrative

We can, quite simply, define narrative as the progression of events over time. The nuance therefore lies in our definition of such events. What attribute(s) of a particular happening denotes significance?

Commedia Del’Arte

A computational implementation of comedia del’arte archetypes.

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.

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.

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.