Hold a conversation with Harry Potter!
Interactive Systems Group, The University of Texas at El Paso
Computers can become virtual companions, teachers, coaches and therapists. They can incorporate awareness of physical surroundings with human needs, preferences and even personality.
What’s behind the carefully curated, cartoonish personas played out in political media?
Voters judge political parties as best we can. But the way political narratives are presented – with their heroes and villains, twists and triumphs – rewards archetypes rather than nuanced reality.
Both Hamlet and ‘True Detective’‘s Rust Cohle make audiences wonder whether they’re deserving of sympathy or blame.
Nick Lehr/The Conversation
The psychological complexity of Shakespeare's characters has rendered them timeless. Today, we see The Bard's influence in shows like 'Breaking Bad' and 'True Detective.'
What exactly are our current global character designs communicating?
Characters are designed to respond to specific concerns relative to time and context. But as we move deeper into the 21st century, what are those concerns, and how do they differ from those in the 20th century?