Week 6: Games and Chatbots

Building on the discussion of interactive writing last week, we’ll be turning toward a more dynamic form of interactive writing that looks to establish systems that mimic real life interactions.

SLIDES FOR THIS WEEK

Assigned Reading

Expressive Processing: Digital Fictions, Computer Games, and Software Studies by Noah Wardrip-Fruin. E-Book available to Bath Spa University students can be found here. (Read chapters 2 and 3).

Additional Reading

The Inspection Chamber

Experimenting with Low Intelligence Dialogue

Eliza

Mitsuku

Activities

  • Workshop the pieces of interactive writing that were started last week.
  • Create a short chatbot-based interactive dialogue.