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Simon Colton

Simon Colton

Queen Mary University of London and Monash University

Simon's lectures

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Simon Colton · ICCC'20

On The Machine Condition and its Creative Expression

The human condition can be characterised as the most essential characteristics, events and situations which describe human existence. We propose that a parallel discussion of the machine condition could improve public understanding of computational systems in general, and advance perception of creativity in computational creativity systems in particular. We present a framework for machines to creatively express their existence, sketch some aspects of the machine condition, and describe potential benefits of this approach.

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Simon Colton · ICCC'20

Creativity Theatre for Demonstrable Computational Creativity

" While the quality of computationally generated artefacts continues to improve, some people still find it difficult to accept software as being creative. To help address this issue, we introduce the notion of creativity theatre, whereby computational creativity systems demonstrate their creative behaviours, not only for the purpose of producing valuable artefacts, but also to heighten the sense that observers have of it being creative. We present an approach to this whereby an entirely separate AI system controls a casual creator app, which is normally used as a creativity support tool by people. We describe the ‘Can You See What I Can See?’ installation which performs such creativity theatre, and describe its operation in a recent open house event."

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Multiple speakers · ICCC'20

Performance

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Multiple speakers · ICCC'20

Philosophy and Evaluation 2