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Internet-based Interactive Character Design: From Agents to Avatars (03 Dec 1999)
We are now at a seminal point in time, where it is becoming possible to combine the emotive and communicative qualities of characters with the interactive, programmatic and alternative narrative technologies of the Internet. Characters we can talk/listen to with speech recognition/synthesis; characters who exhibit the illusion of life and cognition via artificial life/intelligence algorithms, information retrieval capabilities and behavioral models. These technologies can be combined with emerging communication and narrative metaphors such as multi-user worlds, and interactive or participatory performances.
Article URL: http://hci.stanford.edu/seminar/abstracts/99-00/991203-dipaola.html
  90.00    (Steve DiPaola, communities.com)  

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