Rich Interactive Narratives

Check out this paper on Rich Interactive Narratives: An Interactive Multimedia Framework for Digital Heritage Narratives paper can be found at: http://research.microsoft.com/pubs/144312/art23119s-adabala.pdf This is an excellent paper, only one image, and no code or math, but is a great start for a paper for an Advanced Placement class, or even a non-CS Master’s Thesis.  This…

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List of 5 modes of Web Use

What are the top 5 ways people use search engines and the web for? Purposeful Use When users wish to accomplish a task quickly and efficiently. They may fire up a laptop or turn on their mobile phone in order to do so. Opportunistic Use Using the Web as a form of past time. Rather…

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Socio-Digital Systems: Making complex lives less complex!

Microsoft has a whole group of PhDs that are working on the idea of elegant technologies for you to use to make your life less complex.  This fits into the philosophy of the Windows Phone 7: Use it less and get more out of the phone.  The mission of the Socio=Digital Systems is to bring…

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Forza Motorsport game engine: Drivatar AI

If you wonder about how the AI works in the Forza Motorsport game, this link is the one to read a brief article on how it works.  Check out this overview article in case you need to justify your purchase of that new Xbox to someone.  Or if you having that familiar argument that your…

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