I'm currently a postdoctoral scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where I study expressive intelligence: artificial intelligence with aesthetic rather than just functional goals. I've also spent time teaching as a visiting professor at Pomona College, and I'm an alumnus of the Expressive Intelligence Studio at UC Santa Cruz. One of the places that expressive intelligence is most common is video games, so game research and development is a theme in my work. I've done work on RTS game playing, level generation, and story generation; my thesis topic is the use of story generation techniques to generate branching narrative (like that in a Choose Your Own Adventure book). Below are links to some of the things that I've written or presented, both at conferences and for classes. My CV has a complete list of my publications.

Peter Mawhorter