MIT Media Lab, Gesture and Narrative Language Group
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Justine Cassell
James Dai
Ian Gouldstone
Gabe Reinstein
Kimiko Ryokai
Tom Stocky
Dona Tversky
Hannes Vilhjálmsson
Austin Wang
Jacqueline Karaaslanian
Bob Levine

The MIT Media Laboratory's Gesture and Narrative Language research group is no longer active as of 2003. This site provides background on some of the people and projects that were associated with this research. The most current information about Media Laboratory research can be found in our Research section.

GNL studied how artifacts such as agents and toys can be designed with psychosocial competencies, based on a deep understanding of human linguistic, cognitive, and social abilities.

Current Research
Avatars Animal Blocks BEAT DollTalk and Zia
MACK REA Relational Agents SAM

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