Dr Michael Meany is a Senior Lecturer in Communication at the University of Newcastle, Australia. His research interests include: script writing and narrative/interactive media design.

(See my biography page for more information).


Publications:
The Semblance of Truth: The Development of Dialogue in Computer-Based Characters

Using a play written by the author as a case study this paper examines the development of computer characters in a theatrical production.

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Interactive, New Media Poetry: Is such a Thing Possible?

Using the methodology of practitioner-based enquiry this paper examines the conception, pre-production and production of a collection of interactive, new media poems.

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Humour Theory and Conversational Agents: An Application in the Development of Computer-based Agents

This paper surveys a range of humour theories in search of a theory that can be applied to the interactions of computer-based conversational agents.

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Scripting Humour in Conversational Agents: Improvisation and Emergence of Humorous Interchanges

This paper will explore the inter-related issues of scriptwriting, emergence, and improvisation in a new media environment.

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Chat-bot Humour: A Survey of Methodological Approaches for a Creative New Media Project

This paper surveys a range of methodological approaches to underpin a creative project that will develop a pair of online, computer-based conversational agents.

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Design Dramaturgy: A Case Study in New Media, Humor and Artificial Intelligence

This paper explores design dramaturgy through a case study of a creative PhD project that employs chatbots (artificial intelligence agents) to play the roles of "comedian" and "straight-man".

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Comedy, Creativity, and Culture: A Metamodern Perspective

Neither creativity theory nor humour theory exists in a cultural vacuum. This metamodern perspective on comedy will collapse the binary oppositions of novelty and tradition, and theory and practice.

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Published online: November 3, 2014

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Comedy and Artificial Intelligence: Do We Laugh When a Thing Gives the Impression of Being a Person?

Using an award winning comedy duo of artificial intelligence agents as a case study this paper argues for a reappraisal of the human/machine dichotomy.

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Published online: October 31, 2014

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