FearNot! – An Experiment in Emergent Narrative

  • R. S. Aylett
  • S. Louchart
  • J. Dias
  • A. Paiva
  • M. Vala
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3661)


We discuss the experience of constructing the application FearNot! (Fun with Empathic Agents Reaching Novel Outcomes in Teaching), an application of virtual drama to anti-bullying education inspired by Forum Theatre. An appraisal-driven agent architecture is presented as a mechanism for generating an emergent, that is, unscripted, narrative. A small-scale evaluation is discussed and the lessons learned are described.


Autonomous Agent Stage Manager Child User Forum Theatre Graphical World 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. Aylett
    • 1
  • S. Louchart
    • 2
  • J. Dias
    • 3
  • A. Paiva
    • 3
  • M. Vala
    • 3
  1. 1.MACSHeriot-Watt University, RiccartonEdinburgh
  2. 2.Centre for Virtual EnvironmentsUniversity of SalfordSalford
  3. 3.Instituto Superior Tecnico and INESC-IDPorto SalvoPortugal

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