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An Overview of Computational Co-creative Pretend Play with a Human
Brian Magerko, Justin Permar, Mikhail Jacob, Margeaux Comerford, Justin Smith

Abstract. This article provides an overview of our ongoing research project to
better understand and formally represent the sociocognitive processes employed
in sociodramatic pretend play. Pretend play involves the collaborative cocreation
and subsequent enactment of a narrative experience using physical objects.
This paper describes our empirical study of human pretend play, including
preliminary results; the computational representations of those initial findings;
and the design of the Co-creative Cognitive Architecture (CoCoA), a set of
components that support the design of co-creative intelligent agents.