Category: Video

Nobody’s A Critic – ICCC 2013 Talk

Conference talks are a really great way to communicate about your work. You get sound and vision, you can talk naturally about what’s on screen, and the time limit means you don’t go into laborious detail like you might in a normal paper. That’s one of the reasons why conferences are so great to go to – a good conference talk is worth a dozen articles. Problem is, conferences are very expensive to go to if you’re not employed by a university, and not everyone can travel to them.

I decided that after giving my talk at ICCC 2013 I would try and re-record the audio and put up some slides on YouTube. I finally got around to it today – it’s not bad for a first try I think but I need to work on the idea and my delivery a bit! Still, if you want to know what I talked about, you can watch the first attempt at a YouTube conference talk below. Hopefully this will let a few more people learn about my work in a different way!

I’m a complete newbie to YouTube and making videos. Let me know what you think and what I can do to improve the format!

YAML Space Invaders In Motion

I finally got around to recording a video of the YAML Space Invaders interpreted and running. I needed to patch up a few things before doing it – and you’ll see that everything is still quite static so far – but I wanted to get a permanent record of the progress! Now that EvoGAMES is submitted and other paper-based things are out of the way, I can get back to this project properly. Here’s the video:

If you check out the YAML you’ll see I’ve specified a syntax for some AI commands but they’re not there yet. I’m going to put that in next in a basic way, and then get a PacMan example going to concretely show the system’s flexibility. Then I’m probably ready to start making stuff, although the jury’s out on how that’s going to happen right now.