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Philipp Wicke

Philipp Wicke

University College Dublin

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Philipp Wicke · ICCC'20

Show, Don’t (Just) Tell: Embodiment and Spatial Metaphor in Computational Story-Telling

"To a human storyteller, a story is more than a textual artifact. Rather, as stories are both generated and generative, each is also a blueprint for performances to come. Tellers must draw on their own bodily affordances – from voice and gesture to movement around a stage – to bring stories to life, much as a conductor and an orchestra must translate a written score into actual music. This work explores the creative challenge of translating from a story-text to a story-performance, from words to physical actions and characters to embodied actors. The mapping requires distinct models for gesture, narration, orientation, dialogue and stage direction if computer-generated tales are to transcend the limitations of their production process. Using the Scéalability framework, we evaluate the interlocking role of spatial metaphor and pantomime in turning a narrative artifact into a coherent performance."

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Philipp Wicke · ICCC'20

📚➡️🙂 An Approach for Text-to-Emoji Translation

The task of translating text to images holds some valid creative potential and has been the subject of study in Computational Creativity. In this paper, we present preliminary work focused on emoji translation. The work-in-progress system is based on techniques of information retrieval. We compare the performance of our system with three deep learning approaches using a text-to-emoji task. The preliminary results suggest some advantages of using a knowledge-base as opposed to a purely data-driven approach. This paper aims to situate the research, underline its relevance and attract valuable feedback for future developments.

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Multiple speakers · ICCC'20

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