Nicolas Szilas

Maître d'Enseignement et de Recherche

Games, Narrative and Learning


TECFA - FPSE
Université de Genève
CH 1211 Genève 4, SUISSE
nicolas.szilasunige.ch

+41 22 379 93 07

P A S T

Interactive CV

List of publications

Past news

Past projects:

  • FELINE: Fine-grained EvaLuation of the Interactive Narrative Experience
  • IRIS: Integrated Research on Interactive Storytelling
  • TBI-SIM: Interactive simulations to help teenagers cope when a parent Has a Traumatic Brain Injury
  • EVALIN: Evaluation of Interactive Narrative

Past teaching:

P R E S E N T

News:

September, 17, 2021: I will give a keynote talk at WACAI (Workshop sur les "Affects, Compagnons Artificiels et Interactions), entitled: "Agents intelligents et récits interactifs : une relation riche et tumultueuse" (Intelligent Agents and Interactive Narrative: a rich and tumultuous relationship).

Current projects:

  • Posthcard: Innovative Alzheimer training for caregivers
  • Carezheimer: Narrative simulations for family Caregivers to cope with Alzheimer's relatives
  • IDtension: advanced Interactive Drama
  • Games for learning

Teaching:

F U TU R E

Vision:

Algorithm and user interaction, to me, are two essential facets of Information Technologies in that they can be used to invent new ways of learning and communication, such as interactive narrative or video games.

Despite that the complexity of algorithmic thinking has only reinforced the traditional division between creators and consumers, I see the access to "algorithmic communication" by a larger public including teachers, artists and activists, as the cornerstone of the evolution of technologies.