The Liquid Narrative Group

The Liquid Narrative research group — housed in both North Carolina State University’s Computer Science Department and in the School of Computing at the University of Utah — works in the area of procedural content generation — the creation of content for interactive games and other virtual environments — that uses models of narrative to build stories and tell them automatically. Our work uses techniques from Artificial Intelligence, Computer Game Design and Development,  Narrative Theory, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Psychology, Cinematography and other fields to model narrative aspects of human interaction with computer systems. Our investigation is motivated by fundamental ideas from narrative theory and looks to provide computational models of interaction useful across a wide range of applications including:

  • education & training
  • entertainment
  • visualization
  • computer-mediated communication
  • collaboration and social interaction

Any questions not addressed by the project web pages should be addressed to R. Michael Young.