From narrative machines to practice-based research: making the case for a digital Renaissance


  • Paulo Nuno Vicente Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Fac. de Ciências Sociais e Humanas - iNOVA Media Lab


artificial intelligence, embodied mind paradigm, digital renaissance, transdisciplinarity, narrative machines


This article provides an articulation between the theoretical and conceptual implications of the embodied mind paradigm, the specific representational attributes of digital media, and why inquiry into computer-mediated communication – particularly, narrative – can and need to be expanded both from a production and reception standpoint in the face of advances in cognitive science research.

Biografia Autor

Paulo Nuno Vicente, Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Fac. de Ciências Sociais e Humanas - iNOVA Media Lab

Paulo Nuno Vicente is an assistant professor of digital media at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (Portugal). He founded and coordinates iNOVA Media Lab, a digital creation laboratory developing research at the convergence of creative digital media and emerging technologies. The lab is anchored around six key thematic areas: immersive and interactive narrative, information visualization, digital methods and web platforms, science communication, digital journalism and the future of education. E-mail:


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