Douglas J., Gratch J. (2001) Adaptive Narrative: How Autonomous Agents, Hollywood, and Multiprocessing Operating Systems Can Live Happily Ever After. In: Balet O., Subsol G., Torguet P. (eds) Virtual Storytelling Using Virtual Reality Technologies for Storytelling. ICVS 2001. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2197. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Creating dramatic narratives for real-time virtual reality environments is complicated by the lack of temporal distance between the occurrence of an event and its telling in the narrative. This paper describes the application of a multiprocessing operating system architecture to the creation of adaptive narratives, narratives that use autonomous actors or agents to create real-time dramatic experiences for human interactors. We also introduce the notion of dramatic acts and dramatic functions and indicate their use in constructing this real-time drama.