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Monday, June 22 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Featured Plenary Presentation: Interactive Storytelling: A Powerful Learning Approach

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In this talk I will briefly introduce the field of interactive storytelling and describe the potential of harnessing these techniques for learning. In terms of technological sophistication, such techniques range from relatively simple choice-based storytelling (aka “choose your own adventure”) up to AI-driven dynamic experience management, social simulations, and autonomous characters. But a common feature of all these techniques is that they harness our inherent narrative sensemaking and combine it with the empowerment and active exploration of interaction. The resulting narrative immersion can be used to powerful pedagogic effect.

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Michael Mateas

Professor, UC Santa Cruz
Michael Mateas' work is in AI-based art and entertainment. He is a faculty member in the Computational Media department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Computational Media is a new department in which he served as the founding chair; prior to this he was a faculty member... Read More →

Monday June 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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