Digital Artist, Author/Writer, and Associate Professor of Computer Science at UCSC, Noah Wardrip-Fruin came onto Gamers on Game on Aug. 8,2011 to talk with Pat and Nada about his work in Digital Arts and Games.
We had a great talk about AI, and generative stories, generative game rules and generative level game-play, and even a little Zen Buddhism and Quakerism.
Noah co-directs the Expressive Intelligence Studio in the Computer Science department. He also directs the Playable Media group in UCSC’s DANM program. His research areas include new models of storytelling in games, how games express ideas through play, and how games can help broaden understanding of the power of computation.
Noah has authored or co-edited five books on games and digital media for the MIT Press, including The New Media Reader (2003), a book influential in the development of interdisciplinary digital media curricula. His most recent book, Expressive Processing: Digital Fictions, Computer Games, and Software Studies was published by MIT in 2009.
To hear our show, please click on the play button below.
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Here’s a little video we took right after the show: