LINGUIST List 14.738

Thu Mar 13 2003

Books: Pragmatics: Mateas, Sengers (eds.)

Editor for this issue: Marisa Ferrara <>

FUND DRIVE 2003 Thanks to the generosity of our subscribers we were able to reach the $10,000 mark in record time. Because of this we were able to secure a $1,500 donation from John Benjamins Publishing - a big thank you to all the crew at JBs! But we still have a long way to go! Please help us reach our total of $50,000 by making a donation at: The LINGUIST List depends on the generous contributions from subscribers like you; we would not be able to operate without your help. The moderators, staff, and student editors at LINGUIST would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continuous support. Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.


  1. paul, Narrative Intelligence: Mateas, Sengers (eds.)

Message 1: Narrative Intelligence: Mateas, Sengers (eds.)

Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 12:55:30 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Narrative Intelligence: Mateas, Sengers (eds.)

Title: Narrative Intelligence
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: Michael Mateas, Carnegie Mellon University 
Editor: Phoebe Sengers, Media Arts Research Studies, Sankt Augustin,
	Germany; Cornell University

Hardback: ISBN: 158811273X, Pages: viii, 342 pp., Price: USD 90.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027251711, Pages: viii, 342 pp., Price: EUR 90.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1588112748, Pages: viii, 342 pp., Price: USD 54.95
Paperback: ISBN: 902725172X, Pages: viii, 342 pp., Price: EUR 55.00

Narrative Intelligence (NI) - the confluence of narrative, Artificial
Intelligence, and media studies - studies, models, and supports the
human use of narrative to understand the world. This volume brings
together established work and founding documents in Narrative
Intelligence to form a common reference point for NI researchers,
providing perspectives from computational linguistics, agent research,
psychology, ethology, art, and media theory. It describes artificial
agents with narratively structured behavior, agents that take part in
stories and tours, systems that automatically generate stories,
dramas, and documentaries, and systems that support people telling
their own stories. It looks at how people use stories, the features of
narrative that play a role in how people understand the world, and how
human narrative ability may have evolved. It addresses meta-issues in
NI: the history of the field, the stories AI researchers tell about
their research, and the effects those stories have on the things
they discover. (Series B)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Narrative Intelligence 
 Michael Mateas and Phoebe Sengers 
Chapter 2. A Brief Overview of the Narrative Intelligence Reading Group 
 Marc Davis and Michael Travers 
Part I: Human Narrative 
Chapter 3. The Narrative Construction of Reality 
 Jerome S. Bruner 
Chapter 4. Stories of Lemurs and Robots -- The Social Origin of
 Kerstin Dautenhahn 
Chapter 5. Interactive Media for Kids: Ethics, Poetics, and Technology 
 Brenda Laurel 
Chapter 6. We Are What We Tell: Designing Narrative Environments for
 Marina Umaschi Bers 
Part II: Story Generation 
Chapter 7. The Dr. K - Project 
 Brandon Rickman 
Chapter 8. The Recline of Black Velvet Flag: An "Intelligent" System
	 for Youth Culture Documentary
 Sheldon Schiffer 
Chapter 9. The Recombinant History Apparatus Presents: Terminal Time 
 Steffi Domike, Michael Mateas and Paul Vanouse 
Chapter 10. Experiments with the Theatrical Greek Chorus as a Model
 for Interactions with Computational Narrative Systems
 Carol Strohecker, Kevin M. Brooks and Larry Friedlander 
Chapter 11. Assumptions Underlying the Erasmatron Storytelling System 
 Chris Crawford 
Chapter 12. Story Grammars: Return of a Theory 
 R. Raymond Lang 
Part III: Agents and Narrative 
Chapter 13. Virtual Babyz: Believable Agents with Narrative
 Andrew Stern 
Chapter 14. Web Guide Agents: Narrative Context with Character 
 Katherine Isbister and Patrick Doyle 
Chapter 15. Agneta & Frida: Merging Web and Narrative? 
 Per Persson, Kristina H��k and Marie Sj�linder 
Chapter 16. Schizophrenia and Narrative in Artificial Agents 
 Phoebe Sengers 
Part IV: Analyzing the Stories we Tell 
Chapter 17. Writing and Representation 
 Philip E. Agre 
Chapter 18. Stories and Social Networks 
 Warren Sack

Lingfield(s): Pragmatics
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------
Cambridge University Press
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
John Benjamins
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Oxford University Press
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
CSLI Publications
Cascadilla Press
Evolution Publishing
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc., Umass
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics
Multilingual Matters
Palgrave Macmillan
SIL International
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd.
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics