Why do people laugh?

'Le Rire' (1900), an essay by philosopher Henri Bergson, was the inspiration for a paper Anton Nijholt wrote and that will appear in the proceedings of a Social Communications conference in Cuba in 2015.

Some quality newspapers have paid attention to this research (Frankfurter Allgemeine, Correia del Sera, NRC Handelsblad).

An extended version of this paper will also appear as a chapter in a book on playful user interfaces published later in 2015 by Springer.