Automatically Learning to Tell Stories about Social Situations from the Crowd, accepted to the LREC 2012 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative. Story generators to date have been dependent on an author-defined domain (i.e. micro world). These micro worlds are cumbersome to build, especially when involving highly specific social and cultural phenomena, limiting the applicability of story generation in general. Read more below the break...
Nick Davis wins Best Student Paper for his work on Distributed Creative Cognition In Digital Filmmaking at the 8th ACM Conference on Creativity and Computation, in collaboration with Albert Li, Brian O'Neill, and Michael Nitsche.
Nick Davis' paper Distributed Creative Cognition In Digital Filmmaking and Alex Zook's paper Formally Modeling Pretend Play have been nominated for awards at the 8th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition.
Sauvik Das and Alex Zook both received honorable mention status for their NSF graduate fellowship proposals.