Symbolic Acting in a Virtual Narrative Environment

  • Leonie Schäfer
  • Božana Bokan
  • Amanda Oldroyd
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2792)


This paper presents an approach combining concepts of virtual storytelling with non-verbal communication in order to support cooperative processes. This type of system is a potential powerful tool for co-located virtual teams which, though geographically dispersed, work together by the use of modern information technology. We introduce DocuDrama Conversation, which dynamically generates stories based on past activities of team members in shared workspaces. In this paper we focus on Symbolic Acting and a communication-oriented approach on the replay of past activities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonie Schäfer
    • 1
  • Božana Bokan
    • 2
  • Amanda Oldroyd
    • 3
  1. 1.Fraunhofer FITSchloss BirlinghovenSankt AugustinGermany
  2. 2.Technische Universität Berlin, Fakultät 1- SemiotikBerlinGermany
  3. 3.BTexactMartlesham Heath, IpswichUK

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