Computers and Creativity

It bridges concepts from computer science, psychology, neuroscience, visual art, music and philosophy in an accessible way, illustrating how computers are fundamentally changing what we can imagine and create, and how we might shape the creativity of the future

Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: McCormack, Jon (Editor), d’Inverno, Mark (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012, 2012
Edition:1st ed. 2012
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Part I Art
  • Chap. 1 The Painting Fool: Stories from Building an Automated Painter (Simon Colton)
  • Chap. 2 Creative Ecosystems (Jon McCormack)
  • Chap. 3 Construction and Intuition: Creativity in Early Computer Art (Frieder Nake)
  • Chap. 4 Evaluation of Creative Aesthetics (Harold Cohen, Frieder Nake, David C. Brown, Paul Brown, Philip Galanter, Jon McCormack, Mark d’Inverno)
  • Part II Music
  • Chap. 5 Musical Virtuosity and Creativity (François Pachet)
  • Chap. 6 Live Algorithms: Towards Autonomous Computer Improvisers (Tim Blackwell, Oliver Bown, Michael Young)
  • Chap. 7 The Extended Composer (Daniel Jones, Andrew R. Brown, Mark d’Inverno)
  • Chap. 8 Between Material and Ideas: A Process-Based Spatial Model of Artistic Creativity (Palle Dahlstedt)
  • Chap. 9 Computer Programming in the Creative Arts (Alex McLean, Geraint Wiggins)
  • Part III Theory
  • Chap. 10 Computational Aesthetic Evaluation: Past and Future (Philip Galanter)
  • Chap. 11Computing Aesthetics with Image Judgment Systems (Juan Romero, Penousal Machado, Adrian Carballal, João Correia)
  • Chap. 12 Creativity Redefined: Bypassing the Gatekeepers of Appropriateness and Value (Alan Dorin, Kevin B. Korb)
  • Chap. 13 A Formal Theory of Creativity to Model the Creation of Art (Jürgen Schmidhuber)
  • Chap. 14 Generative and Adaptive Creativity: A Unified Approach to Creativity in Nature, Humans and Machines (Oliver Bown)
  • Chap. 15 Creating New Informational Primitives in Minds and Machines (Peter Cariani)
  • Part IV Epilogue
  • Chap. 16 Computers and Creativity: The Road Ahead (Jon McCormack, Mark d’Inverno)