Andrew S. Gordon

Press coverage


Psychology Today, October 7, 2017. Our Search for Meaning Produces Universal Neural Signatures. Article by Chirstopher Bergland.

Medical News Today, October 7, 2017. Reading stories creates universal patterns in the brain. Article by Tim Newman.

Gears of Biz, October 8, 2017. Scientists find there is something universal about what occurs in the brain when it processes stories. Article by Daniela Blot., October 5, 2017. Reading makes you feel more empathy for others, researchers discover. Article by Cecile Borkhataria.

USC Viterbi New, September 7, 2017. Everything a computer wanted to know about humans (but was too afraid to ask). Article by Caitlin Dawson.


Play Vista Direct, December 2016. Choose Your Own Digital Adventure The Art Exhibition of the 9th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling. Article by Robyn Paris.

USC News, November 16, 2016. USC Institute for Creative Technologies hosts digital storytelling showcase. The Art Exhibition of the 9th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling.

USC Viterbi Spotlight (video), October 24, 2016. Can A.I. Write Poetry? Video produced by Elizabeth Bayne.

USC Viterbi Magazine, Fall 2016. Will a Computer be the Next Bard? Article written by Brendan McNally.

ICT Research Highlight, July 22, 2016. Narrative Language Models. Video produced by Meg Rosenburg.

USC News, January 11, 2016. Belief in core values triggers a 'default-mode network' in the brain. Article written by Robert Perkins.


USC News, February 18, 2015. What will tomorrow’s computers look like? Nothing like today’s. Article written by Diane Krieger.


TRBQ: The Really Big Questions, Public Radio International, interview as part of episode "What's Your Story", and TRBQ Podcast #11: The Triangle is a Bully, including online content "Heider-Simmel: Is there a story?".

Friends You Haven't Met Yet, a documentary short film about prolific webloggers, starring Christopher Wienberg. Produced by Psychic Bunny for ICT. Premiered at the Dances with Films film festival at the Chinese Theaters in Hollywood, June 3, 2014.

Washington and Lee University Computer Science Blog, April 7, 2014. Haley Archer-McClellan '15's IUI Conference Experience. Article written by Haley Archer-McClellan.

USC Viterbi News, April 3, 2014. Driven by the experience: Stories are the key to helping computers think and interpret new situations. Article written by Orli Belman. Includes a video by Elizabeth Bayne: Can computers tell stories?

USC News, March 27, 2014. Can a computer craft compelling stories? USC resaercher adapts a 70-year-old social science experiment. Article written by Orli Belman.

Pomona College News, March 19, 2014. New study harnesses blogs to understand women's atypical stroke symptoms. Article written by Sneha Abraham.


Nature Vol 496, April 25, 2013. Guidance issused for US Internet research. Article written by Erika Check Hayden.

USC Dornsife Magazine, Spring/Summer 2013. Magnetic Attraction. Article written by Pamela J. Johnson. Includes a video by Mira Zimet: Brain and Creativity Institute.

Poets & Writers Magazine, Jan/Feb 2013. The Secret Lives of Stories: Rewriting Our Personal Narratives. Article written by Frank Bures.


Psychology Today Blog, September 3, 2012. Freud: Fraud or Folk-psychologist? Research reveals Freudian folk-psychology before Freud. The Imprinted Brain blog by Christopher Badcock.


Foreign Policy, September 29, 2011. Confessions of an Xbox general: Can a computer game teach the Army how to defeat the Taliban? Article written by Michael Peck.


The Economist, March 11, 2010. Analysing the web: Blog mining: Scouring blogs for useful information. Article written by Matt Kaplan.

CanWest Canadian News Service, March 22-23, 2010. "Mundane" blogs could help train artificial intelligence computers: researcher. The Montreal Gazette, The Vancouver Sun, The Ottawa Citizen, Regina Leader-Post, Winnipeg Free Press, Article written by Shannon Proudfoot.

The Atlantic Magazine, January/February 2010. SimCity Baghdad: A new computer game lets army officers practice counterinsurgency off the battlefield. Article written by Brian Mockenhaupt, Graphic by Nana Rausch.

American Forces Press Service, March 5, 2010. Computer Game Trains 'Art of Battle Command'. Article by Christen N. McCluney.

Armed With Science, March 7, 2010. Computer Game Trains 'Art of Battle Command'. Interview by John Ohab. (transcript). Number 8 of the top 10 most downloaded Armed With Science podcasts of 2010.

United States Army Homepage (, April 7, 2010. Gaming technologies improve Soldier readiness. Article by Kris Osborn.