Character Essences


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I believe that characters create empathy, inspire and unite people. We are naturally drawn to characters and we look for them everywhere. From books up to procedurally generated simulations, I’m curious to find what makes them tick. Here are some of the questions that I’ll be exploring in Character Essences.

Research Questions

  • What are the behaviour patterns that unite all humans/creatures?
  • What behaviours can be considered unique to a character?
  • Can maths be used to create emotions, funny movements, personalities?
  • What is the simplest way to create a believable character?

How it started