Computers and Creativity

  title={Computers and Creativity},
  author={Jon Mccormack and Mark d'Inverno},
  booktitle={Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
This interdisciplinary volume introduces new theories and ideas on creativity from the perspectives of science and art. Featuring contributions from leading researchers, theorists and artists working in artificial intelligence, generative art, creative computing, music composition, and cybernetics, the book examines the relationship between computation and creativity from both analytic and practical perspectives. Each contributor describes innovative new ways creativity can be understood… 

Artificial Creative Systems and the Evolution of Language

The computational model of an artificial creative systems presented here extends previous computational models by introducing a linguistic component that supports the production and sharing of works with associated descriptions.

Creative Zombie Apocalypse: A Critique of Computer Creativity Evaluation

By concatenating and enhancing existing models of creativity, this work proposes a framework that takes these issues into account, with a view to evaluating creative work that uses the computer as a medium more effectively.

Unplugging Evolutionary Algorithms: an experiment on human-algorithmic creativity

The methodology behind the work and the experiment performed is described, and the collective work generated, that eventually became GECCO 2013 Art Design and Creativity Competition award-winning artwork in Amsterdam is described.

Creative Partnerships with Technology: How Creativity Is Enhanced Through Interactions with Generative Computational Systems

This paper discusses emerging creative practices that involve interacting with generative computational systems, and the effect of such cybernetic interactions on our conceptions of creativity and

From inspired modeling to creative modeling

This exploratory paper examines the problem of computational creativity from a computer graphics, and more specifically, geometric mod-based models that can enhance human creativity without necessarily being creative themselves.

Measuring creativity: an account of natural and artificial creativity

Despite the recent upsurge of interest in the investigation of creativity, the question of how to measure creativity is arguably underdiscussed. The aim of this paper is to address this gap,

Aesthetic Heuristics in Ubimus

A working definition of aesthetic heuristics is provided, indicating its object of study and its rationale, and a set of experimental strategies are laid out.

The Robot is Present: Creative Approaches for Artistic Expression With Robots

This paper developed custom hardware and software tools to support collaborative drawing with an industrial robot using an arts-led, practice-based methodology and identifies key features of process-led (as opposed to outcome-led) approaches for designing collaborative and creative systems.

Creativity Through Autonomy and Interaction

In this paper, we have sought to bring together several strands of our work, on motivation, autonomous agents and interaction between agents, to show how creativity can have a central place within



Facing the Future: Evolutionary Possibilities forHuman-Machine Creativity

The paper looks at theoretical issues that might limit prospects for art made by machines, in particular the role of embodiment, physicality and morphological computation in agent-based and evolutionary models and at artistic challenges for evolutionary music and art systems.

? + ? = creativity.

This review, encompassing most subspecialties in the study of creativity and focusing on twenty-first-century literature, reveals both a growing interest in creativity among psychologists and a growing fragmentation in the field.

Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention

Creativity is about capturing those moments that make life worth living. The author's objective is to offer an understanding of what leads to these moments, be it the excitement of the artist at the

Ideas and Tools in Material Space - an extended spatial model of creativity

  • Palle Dahlstedt
  • Art
    Computational Creativity: An Interdisciplinary Approach
  • 2009
In this paper I propose a spatial framework for thinking about creative processes, both actual and computer modeled, which combines the conceptual dimensions of a work with the implications of the

Aspects of a Cognitive Theory of Creativity in Musical Composition

While music perception is frequently studied in psychological or cognitive scientific research, composition is given far less attention and, in either case, musical creativity is rarely discussed. In

An Empirical Exploration of a Definition of Creative Novelty for Generative Art

A new definition of creativity is explored -- one which emphasizes the statistical capacity of a system to generate previously unseen patterns -- and motivations for this perspective in the context of machine learning are discussed.

Promoting Creative Design in Interactive Evolutionary Computation

A tractable definition of creativity is explored, one emphasizing the novelty of systems, and its addition to an interactive application, and a generative ecosystemic art system, EvoEco, an agent-based pixel-level means of generating images is introduced.

The Creative Process Where the Artist is Amplified or Superseded by the Computer

The advent of computing stimulates a desire to re-examine the subject of creativity. Though the computer can replace man in the production of graphic images, its function in the arts is seen as

Algorithmic composition as a model of creativity

This article makes a case for algorithmic composition as a compositional tool that simply makes the composer’s work go faster.

Computational Modeling of Music Cognition and Musical Creativity

A creative system based on machine learning can, in principle, be given credit for creative output, much as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is deemed the creator of the Magic Flute, and not Leopold Mozart, Wolfgang’s father, teacher and de facto agent.