Tag: artificial intelligence

Phoebe Sengers responds


Phoebe Sengers praises the optimistic, self-aware conversation mapped by Warren Sack and First Person.

Natalie Jeremijenko responds in turn


Natalie Jeremijenko asserts that machine speech should re-awaken us to “the peculiar structure of participation that we take for granted.”

A Preliminary Poetics


The builder of Façade, an “interactive story world,” Michael Mateas offers both a poetics and a neo-Aristotelian project (for interactive drama and games).

Phoebe Sengers responds in turn


Whether CTPs should walk on three legs or two; how the robotic artwork Petit Mal is “interpretationally plastic;” what cultural assumptions we build into machines: just some of the response-topics here.

Warren Sack's response


Warren Sack sheds some psychosocial light on readings, like Jill Walker’s, of the uncanny.

Simon Penny's response


Simon Penny adds object-context to the talking machines of Natalie Jeremijenko’s essay.

Warren Sack responds in turn


An autobiographical reflection by Warren Sack, prompted by two particular questions.

Critical Simulation


Theories of performance, training, and psychology explain simulation - or do they? - in the third section of First Person.

From Work to Play (sidebar)


Sidebar images, “From Work to Play: Molecular Culture in the Time of Deadly Games.”