Dr. R. Michael Young

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 RiederJessica JamesonChris AnsonMatt MayDavid BerubeSusan KatzMaria PramaggioreSusan Miller-CochranRobert SchragCarolyn R. MillerBrad MehlenbacherJason SwartsAdriana de Souza e SilvaElizabeth CraigAndrew Binder, and Victoria Gallagher, and we recently caught up with CRDM affiliated faculty member Dr. R. Michael Young, Associate Professor of Computer Science:

What are you reading?

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?

 This semester I’m teaching CSC482: Advanced Game Development Projects, which is always an adventure. I’m excited to teach two cool courses in the Fall. One is CSC281, Foundations of Interactive Game Design. The other is a seminar course I’m teaching at Duke’s program on Film and Visual Studies called The Pragmatics of Computational Cinematography.

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?

 Game of Thrones, House of Lies, The Killing, Adventure Time, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones.

But does he like Game of Thrones? I guess we’ll never know.



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