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The Liquid Narrative research group at the University of Utah performs basic and applied research developing new computational models of narrative to build stories and tell them automatically. Our work contributes to the science of narrative, drawing techniques from Artificial Intelligence, Computer Game Design and Development, Narrative Theory, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Psychology, Cinematography and other fields to model narrative aspects of human interaction with computer systems. Our investigation is motivated by fundamental ideas from narrative theory and cognitive psychology, and looks to provide computational models of narrative-centered interaction useful across a wide range of applications including:

  • virtual worlds/virtual reality
  • AI-enabled game design and game play
  • human learning, education & training
  • intelligent, automated film-making
  • visualization of event data
  • collaboration and social interaction

Any questions not addressed by the project web pages should be addressed to the group director, R. Michael Young.