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      Fictional Characters as Adaptive Systems: The Malaspina and de Graaf Gardens

      Proceedings of EVA London 2020 (EVA 2020)
      AI and the Arts: Artificial Imagination
      6th July – 9th July 2020
      Postdramatic, Agent, Character, Complex adaptive system, Garden, Landscape


            This paper describes an artwork titled Nine Gardens . The project is a series of slowly evolving digital landscapes meant to represent the interior states of fictional characters. Each garden relies on a system of elements and signals to generate character states then model these as visual elements on screen. In addition to signals from their environment, the elements that make up each garden rely on internal schemes of deliberation to decide their appearance. Deliberation rules were conceived of as ‘character states’. The aim of the project is to portray character as a dynamic system or post-dramatic construction as opposed to the conventional view of character as an aggregate of wants and goals. This paper describes the design of two of the systems in the series, the Malaspina and de Graaf gardens.


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            July 2020
            July 2020
            : 313-321
            [0001]Sarah Lawrence College

            Bronxville, New York, USA
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            Proceedings of EVA London 2020
            EVA 2020
            6th July – 9th July 2020
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            AI and the Arts: Artificial Imagination
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Garden,Postdramatic,Agent,Character,Complex adaptive system,Landscape


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