The Atomic Playboy and the Radiation Romeo

The button below will open a new browser window displaying the Flash interface for Atomic and Romeo (Version 16 with Preloader). You will find a page of introductory text, some instructions and then the interface where you can suggest a topic for conversation.

This version 16 uses the landscape layout, updates the heckler and end-of-conversation functions with an audio sign-off. All the features from previous versions remain - scroll bar control,custId variable allows me to better log and track conversations.

The chat-bots are hosted on the Pandorabots server under the Shared Service subscription. Please note, the terms of the Updated Policy Guidelines for Free Community Server state that the “Use of automated scripts to make your pandorabot talk to itself or another bot or script” is proscribed (Pandorabots 2011). This project is being developed with the agreement of the Pandorabots Inc management and we would like to acknowledge their support. ( Pandorabots )

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After you have had a play with Atomic and Romeo please use this link to leave a comment.
Maybe you could suggest a topic of conversation or a layout suggestion.
All suggestions gratefully received.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

People finding a paper of mine

I have an account on - the professional networking site for academics ( Recently, over the past month or so, I've been getting a number of notifications saying that people from all over the world have been finding my work - usually through Google searches.

In particular, the paper that has been attracting the most interest is one I delivered at a conference in 2007 titled 'Humour, Anxiety, and Csikszentmihalyi's concept of Flow'. ( )

I'm certainly not saying this is the academic must-read of the season, however, it does suggest that the title of this paper, if nothing else, has struck a chord in the zeitgeist. The combination of humour theory and creativity theory looks to be a rich field.

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