Party Quirks is an improvisational theatre game where a human interacts with digital actors to try to guess their unique ‘party quirk’ (e.g. cowboy, plumber). Using an iPad, the human enters their actions and speech while the virtual actors respond in kind.
‘Party Quirks consists of software agents acting independently to emulate the communication processes and reasoning about ambiguity that live actors demonstrated during performances in our empirical studies. A human plays as the host in the virtual scene. As opposed to relying on behind-the-scenes communication, the agents have to rely on human-like methods of communication on stage because they are improvising with a human in the scene as an equal.’