I am Rogelio (rho-HEL-ee-oh), a Puerto Rican Interactive Narrative & AI Researcher. I also try to make games.
I am a Computer Science Ph.D. Candidate at North Carolina State University. I am currently supported by a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, and used to be supported by a GEM Ph.D. Fellowship. I am advised by Dr. R. Michael Young in the Liquid Narrative Group.
My thesis computationally models (through the use of Artificial Intelligence) what you remember from an interactive narrative as you play through it, and how your memory affects your expectations of unfolding actions. In this context, I call these expectations "narrative affordances," because the story is affording some future action for you to pursue, made evident by what you expect will happen next.