Andrew is an innovator in the design, writing and engineering of personality-rich virtual characters, interactive stories and social games. His past projects include Façade, the popular Dogz, Catz and Babyz franchise at PF.Magic, Touch Pets Dogs with his iPhone studio Stumptown Game Machine, and IMMERSE, a social skills training research game.
Michael is recognized internationally as a leader in AI-based interactive entertainment. He is founder of the Computational Media Department, Center for Games and Playable Media and the Expressive Intelligence Studio at UC Santa Cruz. His past projects include Façade, Prom Week and he served as Primary Investigator on IMMERSE.
Larry is an engineer, designer, interactive artist and musician, specializing in crafting artificial intelligence for socially engaging characters and dynamically adaptive game experiences. His past projects include narrative extensions to Microsoft's Kodu AI Lab and systems architecture, AI engineering and tool development for IMMERSE.