Draft programme, still subject to change
Narrative and Interactive Learning Environments Conference Programme 2008
Tuesday 5th August: 7pm – 9pm
You are invited to attend the book launch of Inside Stories: A Narrative Journey (written by NILE community founder members Judy Robertson, Lisa Gjedde, Rose Luckin, Ruth Aylett, Paul Brna and Michael Young) hosted at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.
Wednesday 6th August: 9.30 – 10.30am
Key note talk “Looms for Learning” by Dr Donald Smith, Chairman of the Scottish Storytelling Centre.
Wednesday 6th August 11- 12.40
Ruth Aylett, Sandy Louchart, Anders Tychsen, Michael Hitchens, Rui Figueiredo: Shaping Character-Based Narrative
Paul Mulholland: Learning through the Construction and Use of Intelligent Image Narratives
Katy Howland, Judith Good and Ben du Boulay : A Game Creation Tool which Supports the Development of Writing Skills: Interface Design Considerations
Paul Anderson: A reading from and reflections on Hunger’s Brides
Wednesday 6th August 1.30pm- 3pm
Guest workshop leader Dr Mel Gibson "‘So what is this mango, anyway?’ Understanding and working with comics, graphic novels and manga."
Wednesday 6th August 3.30pm – 5pm
Guest workshop leader Dr Mel Gibson Comics Workshop Part 2 "‘So what is this mango, anyway?’ Understanding and working with comics, graphic novels and manga."
Wednesday 6th August 7pm – onwards
Thursday 7th August 9.30 – 10.30am
Key note talk "Old Stories, New Bottles" by Dr Andrew Burn,
Old Stories, New Bottles: Narrative, game authoring and media education
This talk will explore how children's authoring of computer games in media education provokes new understandings of narrative for both learners and teachers. These relate on the one hand to how game narrative integrates with ludic structure, and on the other hand to how games can recall older traditions of oral formulaic narrative and culture. The talk will draw on recent research in game-authoring with secondary school students.
Thursday 7th August 11- 12.30
Krystina S. Madej: Traditional Narrative Structure - neither traditional nor the norm
Sean Hammond, Tim Smith, Helen Pain: Children's story authoring with Propp's Morphology: An Exploratory Study
Alyx Macfadyen, Andrew Stranieri and John L. Yearwood: Dramatic Level Analysis for Interactive Narrative
Thursday 7th August 1.30pm- 3pm
Rania Hodhod, Daniel Kudenko: Towards Intelligent Educational Interactive Narrative
Geoff Allan: Narrative, Meta-narrative, and Susan.
Deborah Maxwell, Catriona Macaulay,
Paul Hazel: Narrative and New Media
Thursday 7th August 3.30pm – 5pm: Workshop (Rose Luckin) – preparing a journal article for special issue
Thursday 7th August 7pm – onwards
Friday 8th August 9.30 – 10.40am
Sanna-Mari Tikka, Tuula Nousiainen and Marja Kankaanranta: Creative Learning by Designing Digital Board Games: Practicing deep-reading skills through game creation process
Sean Duncan: Narrative Remixing as Design: The Case of the Zelda Timeline Debates
Yavuz Inal, Turkan Karakus, Kursat Cagiltay: Designing narratology-based educational games with non-players
Asad Nazir, Mei Yii Lim, Michael Kriegel, Ruth Aylett, Alison Cawsey, Sibylle Enz, Paola Rizzo, Lynne Hall: ORIENT: An Inter-Cultural Role-Play Game
Friday 8th August 11.10 – 12.30
Nicolas Szilas, Jue Wang, Monica Axelrad: Author-centered approach to Interactive Drama
John Yearwood, Andrew Stranieri, Deanna Osman: A web-based narrative construction environment
Paul Oord, Cecile Crutzen: Storytelling as a Link between Formal Knowledge and Actual Performance in a Critical Transformative Design Environment
Turkan Karakus, Yavuz Inal, Kursat Cagiltay: Cultural Impacts on Narratology in Turkish Game Sector:Game design and expectations of game players
Note: This is a draft version. Times of sessions may change slightly.