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:

  • IRIS: Integrated Research on Interactive Storytelling
P R E S E N T

News:

November, 20, 2015: Nothing For Dinner is finally released! Just go to http://nothingfordinner.org, choose either the French or English version and play during 20-40 minutes to finish the story.

October, 1, 2015: We are launching a new workshop at ICIDS 2015: Narratologically-Inspired Models for Interactive Narrative. Contributions wanted.

May, 5, 2015: We are recruting a PhD candidate, to work on a new exciting interactive narrative research project.

April, 11, 2014: Nothing For Dinner, the first bi-lingual highly interactive drama is available for beta testing. Contact us for getting access.

Current projects:

  • EVALIN: Evaluation of Interactive Narrative
  • TBI-SIM: Interactive simulations to help teenagers cope when a parent Has a Traumatic Brain Injury
  • 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.