the dissertation is freely available btw, here's the link https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330855103_Curating_Simulated_Storyworlds
@aparrish wait James is at fucking BBN?? wild
@darius it's one of those things where you look at it and you're like "haha funny goof" but then you're like "oh wait actually"
@aparrish I mean I'm literally reading an 800 page history of BBN written by former employees so I would probably have a lot to talk to him about even setting aside the creative computing history stuff!
@aparrish This site popped up asking me if I'd like to sign up to get updates about more papers about Narratives.
I'm unfamiliar with it; is it a legit site? Like, I'd love to get that update, but I'm just unfamiliar with this site.
@emsenn @aparrish I stumbled across a forum discussion of the dissertation here: https://intfiction.org/t/curating-simulated-storyworlds-james-ryans-phd-thesis/40869 in case it's of interest.
@emsenn @aparrish Emily Short also has blog post discussion of the diss.: https://emshort.blog/2019/05/28/curating-simulated-storyworlds-james-ryan-ch-6f/
@emsenn i don't like researchgate personally, it's weirdly spammy (as you've noticed). but that's the link that James has given out specifically as the canonical version, so
@aparrish thanks! really glad i caught you share this; would've never known about it otherwise I bet
I was trying to explain emergent behavior and curation to someone in a chat last year. At only 816pp, I think this author might be more succinct than I was being 😌
Thanks for the link