When: An introduction by Viv’s creator Jill Bennett will take place at 12.50pm. Meet Viv during session breaks on 16 and 17 November 2023.
Where: Kaleide RMIT Union Theatre Foyer
Developed by the ARC Laureate Felt Experience & Empathy Lab [fEEL], Viv is one of a suite of digital companion characters, distinctive for being co-created by or with people with lived experience, using their words, insights and experiences to shape personas and discourse.
Jill Bennett will discuss the evolution and applications of these characters and the value of combining ‘bottom up’ lived experience-led research with the use of AI character engines designed for gaming contexts.