Buzz: telling compelling stories

Sara Owsley Sood*, Kristian J Hammond, David A. Shamma, Sanjay Sood

*Corresponding author for this work

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5 Scopus citations

Abstract

This paper describes a digital theater installation called Buzz. Buzz consists of virtual actors who express the collective voice generated by weblogs (blogs). These actors find compelling stories from blogs and perform them. In this paper, we explore what it means for a story to be compelling and describe a set of techniques for retrieving compelling stories. We also outline an architecture for high level direction of a performance using Adaptive Retrieval Charts (ARCs), allowing a director-level of interaction with the performance system. Our overall goal in this work is to build a model of human behavior on a new foundation of query formation, information retrieval and filtering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th Annual ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM 2006
Pages261-268
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event14th Annual ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM 2006 - Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2006Oct 27 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 14th Annual ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM 2006

Other

Other14th Annual ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM 2006
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Barbara, CA
Period10/23/0610/27/06

Keywords

  • Blogs
  • Culture
  • Emotion
  • Media arts
  • Network arts
  • Software agents
  • Story generation
  • World wide web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Media Technology

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