Michael Murtaugh

Glorianna Davenport
Research Supervisor

Different authors have different journalistic intentions and shooting styles. The potential for complex, multi-threaded evolving documentaries will be constrained until we develop generalized computational approaches to presentation.

ConTour seeks to solve this problem by exploring issues crucially related to multi-threaded, evolving documentaries, including: multiple authorship and multiple story versions; representing complex, real-world story materials in computationally useful ways; dynamically creating and presenting meaningful story sequences based on system knowledge of content and user interaction

Davenport G; Murtaugh M (1997).
Automatist storyteller systems and the shifting sands of story
IBM Systems Journal, vol.36, no.3, 1997, pp.446-56. Publisher: IBM, USA.
National Information Infrastructure Awards (1996).
Davenport G; Murtaugh M (1995).
ConText: Towards the Evolving Documentary
ACM Multimedia '95, November 1995.
Beecham F (1995).
Movies of the Future: Storytelling with Computers
American Cinematographer, April, cover, pp 4-12.