Interactive Storytelling (IS) aims to develop new media allowing the user, to influence the presentation and the evolution of a narrative.
The IRIS (Integrating Research in Interactive Storytelling) project is a network of excellence grouping 9 European universities working together to achieve the following goals:
- maintain European excellence in the area of IS creating a virtual laboratory achieving critical mass
- improve interdisciplinary coverage by producing relevant synergies and raising the overall level of the joint programme of activities
- support the development of Interactive Storytelling technologies that would support the emergence of Interactive Narratives as new media
The project partners are:
University of Teesside
- Institut National de la Recherche en Informatique et Automatique
- Erfurt University of Applied Sciences
- University of Geneva
- Centre for Advanced Media Research Amsterdam
- University Augsburg
- University of La Rochelle
- Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
- Newcastle University
The project is divided into 7 workpackages that cover the various specialities involved in developing Interactive Drama (narrative formalisms,
AI tools and techniques, authoring, hybrid intelligent virtual actors, cinematography, interaction and dialogue, evaluation) The Geneva team will primarily be working on narrative formalisms, but will also
contribute to the workpackages involving authoring tools, evaluation and dissemination.
This workpackage is concerned with the narrative formalisms that underlie Interactive Storytelling
approaches, systems and tools. Narrative formalisms encompass all attempts to formalise narrative principles with the objective
of building Interactive Storytelling tools (narrative engines, presentation engines, verification tools and authoring tools).
The concept of narrative itself is extremely diverse and complex since it is studied from various disciplines such
as litterature, linguistics, film studies, anthropology, psychology or philosophy. Interactive Storytelling is thus interdisciplinary on many levels.
This workpackage has the following 4 goals:
- Provide the current and future researchers in the field access to the theories of narrative
- Relate these theories to both formalisms and systems
- Use narrative formalisms as a foundation for integrating existing systems
- Identify promising narrative formalisms
Visit the Interactive Storytelling and Narrative wiki.
Dernière modification: 01/02/2011