Date of Award

Spring 1-1-2019

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

First Advisor

Michael Theodore

Second Advisor

Joel Swanson

Third Advisor

Benjamin Tieltelbaum

Fourth Advisor

Diane Willow

Fifth Advisor

John Drumheller

Abstract

Mouth Breather Broadcasting Systems (MBBS) is a work of practice based research and the writing in this document supports the creative project. MBBS is a series of three infinite television shows, which have been created as software. Through the process of coding and animation, each show acts like a video game that plays itself. Utilizing common television narrative structures like, sitcoms, made-for-TV movies, and cop shows, the characters in each show improvise an endless number of scenarios. The primary tool used to create MBBS was the video game creation software Unity where custom artificial intelligence was created to give each character a personality and emotions.

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