[NetBehaviour] intelligent agent Vol. 5 No. 1 -- Special Issue: Artistic Virtual Environments

Patrick Lichty voyd at voyd.com
Wed Jul 27 23:38:52 CEST 2005


intelligent agent Vol. 5 No. 1 -- Special Issue: Artistic Virtual Environments 
Articles now available at 
http://www.intelligentagent.com

intelligent agent is published in a modular format:
+Thematic threads 
Special Issue Vol. 5 No. 1: 
//artistic virtual environments//
+reviews of games, exhibitions, books

All content is available in html and as pdf files.

NEW:

//editorial//
+ Guest Editor: Dena Elisabeth Eber, "Artistic Virtual Environments, Aesthetics and Experiences"
This special issue of Intelligent Agent presents six essays that explore the aesthetics connected with virtual environments created and presented as works of art, works about art, or related genres. The essays primarily focus on the aesthetic experience for participants, aesthetic analysis, content, emotional content, emotional experiences, and the qualities of the medium. 

//artistic virtual environments//
+ Dena Eber, Greg Little, Brian Betz, "The Aesthetic Experience, Emotion and an Artistic Virtual Environment" 
Eber, Little, and Betz explore the aesthetic experience for participants interacting with artistic virtual environments (AVEs). Their essay presents a formal study that measures the experience through the emotional response of participants, which gauges the perceived emotional content of the AVE. The authors examine if this kind of content coupled with the immersive qualities of the AVE facilitates a rich aesthetic experience and thus a high feeling of presence for the participant.

+ Josephine Anstey, "Agents in Love. On the Construction and Use of Emotional Characters in VR" 
Anstey discusses her approach to interactive drama that provides an "emotional terrain" for the participants to discover. According to Anstey, emotional response is best elicited by employing two key components, the application of dramatic tools for narrative media to immersive virtual environments and the use of artificial intelligent agent-actors that guide participants. Anstey applies ideas similar to Alfred Hitchcock's psychological approach to a scripting process in which the theme centers on anxiety and emotional tension.


//review: software / tool//
+ Patrick Lichty, "Derivative Touch Designer" (VJ Software / Media Art Tool, Derivative, Inc.)
Patrick Lichty tests "Derivative Touch Designer," a VJ software and “media development artware” that incorporates a visual development environment, a 3d / 2d animation application, and the ability to web-embed visual synths.


//review: games//
+ Patrick Lichty, "Sudeki" (Video Game, Climax/Microsoft, Xbox)
Patrick Lichty reviews "Sudeki," a fantasy RPG, in which the sorcerer princess Ailish and her team determine the fate of the worlds of light and dark.


For a full Table of Contents, visit http://www.intelligentagent.com
This issue was made possible by funding from the New York State Council for the Arts, a state agency.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
intelligent agent
Editor-in-Chief: Patrick Lichty
Director: Christiane Paul

http://www.intelligentagent.com
intelligent agent is a service organization and information 
provider dedicated to interpreting and promoting art that 
uses digital technologies for production and presentation.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Articles now available at 
http://www.intelligentagent.com

intelligent agent is published in a modular format:
+Thematic threads 
Special Issue Vol. 5 No. 1: 
//artistic virtual environments//
+reviews of games, exhibitions, books

All content is available in html and as pdf files.

NEW:

//editorial//
+ Guest Editor: Dena Elisabeth Eber, "Artistic Virtual Environments, Aesthetics and Experiences"
This special issue of Intelligent Agent presents six essays that explore the aesthetics connected with virtual environments created and presented as works of art, works about art, or related genres. The essays primarily focus on the aesthetic experience for participants, aesthetic analysis, content, emotional content, emotional experiences, and the qualities of the medium. 

//artistic virtual environments//
+ Dena Eber, Greg Little, Brian Betz, "The Aesthetic Experience, Emotion and an Artistic Virtual Environment" 
Eber, Little, and Betz explore the aesthetic experience for participants interacting with artistic virtual environments (AVEs). Their essay presents a formal study that measures the experience through the emotional response of participants, which gauges the perceived emotional content of the AVE. The authors examine if this kind of content coupled with the immersive qualities of the AVE facilitates a rich aesthetic experience and thus a high feeling of presence for the participant.

+ Josephine Anstey, "Agents in Love. On the Construction and Use of Emotional Characters in VR" 
Anstey discusses her approach to interactive drama that provides an "emotional terrain" for the participants to discover. According to Anstey, emotional response is best elicited by employing two key components, the application of dramatic tools for narrative media to immersive virtual environments and the use of artificial intelligent agent-actors that guide participants. Anstey applies ideas similar to Alfred Hitchcock's psychological approach to a scripting process in which the theme centers on anxiety and emotional tension.


//review: software / tool//
+ Patrick Lichty, "Derivative Touch Designer" (VJ Software / Media Art Tool, Derivative, Inc.)
Patrick Lichty tests "Derivative Touch Designer," a VJ software and “media development artware” that incorporates a visual development environment, a 3d / 2d animation application, and the ability to web-embed visual synths.


//review: games//
+ Patrick Lichty, "Sudeki" (Video Game, Climax/Microsoft, Xbox)
Patrick Lichty reviews "Sudeki," a fantasy RPG, in which the sorcerer princess Ailish and her team determine the fate of the worlds of light and dark.


For a full Table of Contents, visit http://www.intelligentagent.com
This issue was made possible by funding from the New York State Council for the Arts, a state agency.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
intelligent agent
Editor-in-Chief: Patrick Lichty
Director: Christiane Paul

http://www.intelligentagent.com
intelligent agent is a service organization and information 
provider dedicated to interpreting and promoting art that 
uses digital technologies for production and presentation.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++




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