Over the course of the next few months the CRDM blog will periodically feature a Q + A with one of our outstanding faculty members. We take classes with them and work with them on scholarly projects, but now we’d like to learn more about what else they’re doing. We’ve talked with David Rieder, Jessica Jameson, Chris Anson, Matt May, David Berube, Susan Katz, Maria Pramaggiore, Susan Miller-Cochran, Robert Schrag, Carolyn R. Miller, Brad Mehlenbacher, Jason Swarts, Adriana de Souza e Silva, Elizabeth Craig, Andrew Binder, and Victoria Gallagher, and we recently caught up with CRDM affiliated faculty member Dr. R. Michael Young, Associate Professor of Computer Science:
I’m listening to the audiobook of Stephen King’s new novel 11/22/63. I’m in the middle of Inderjeet Mani’s The Imagined Moment (hardcover). I’ve been checking out Ax Cop lately.
What classes are you teaching?
What are you writing about?
While I’ve got a number of ongoing projects on various elements of interactive narrative and games, I’m working hard to find time to start writing about automatic cinematography, especially from the perspective of a pragmatics/Gricean approach that leverages the kind of work already done in computational linguistics around natural language discourse generation.
What are you listening to?
This Week in Tech, Mac Break Weekly, You Look Nice Today, WNYC’s Radiolab, The Incomparable Podcast, KQED’s Forum.
Last three songs played on Spotify: The Way We Were, Barbra Streisand; Peace of Mind, Boston; Amish Paradise, “Weird Al” Yankovic.
What are you watching?