Scarlet Skellern and the Absent Urchins

Scarlet Skellern and the Absent Urchins (2006-2007)


In the Spring semester of 2007 I took Maia Engeli’s Computational Poetics class: a project based course exploring the intersection of computation and art. In collaboration with Angela Tomizu, a fellow SIAT graduate student, I created a prototype interactive story book called Scarlet Skellern and the Absent Urchins (SSAU). SSAU attempts to gauge the mood of the reader through several simple heuristics and alters the presentation of the story accordingly. Download the Prototype (26mb)

Related Publications:
Tanenbaum, J., & Tomizu, A. (2008). Narrative Meaning Creation in Interactive Storytelling. International Journal of Computational Science, 2(1), 3-20.
Tanenbaum, J., & Tomizu, A. (2007). Affective Interaction Design and Narrative Presentation. Paper presented at the AAAI Fall Symposium on Intelligent Narrative Technology. November 9-11, Arlington, USA