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Oliver Bown: A Model of Runaway Evolution of Creative Domains. In: Computational Creativity 2014 ICCC 2014, 247-253.



Creative domains such as art and music have distinct properties, not only in terms of the structure of the arte- facts produced by in terms of their cultural dynamics and relation to adaptive functions. A number of theo- ries have examined the possibility of functionless cul- tural domains emerging through a runaway evolution- ary process. This includes models in which engaging in creative domains is actually counterproductive at the in- dividual level, but is sustained as a behaviour through an evolutionary mechanism. I present a multi-agent model that examines such an evolutionary mechanism, derived from these theories.

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author = {Oliver Bown},
title = {A Model of Runaway Evolution of Creative Domains},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Computational Creativity},
series = {ICCC2014},
year = {2014},
month = {Jun},
location = {Ljubljana, Slovenia},
pages = {247-253},
url = {http://computationalcreativity.net/iccc2014/wp-content/uploads/2014/06//12.1_Bown.pdf, http://de.evo-art.org/index.php?title=A_Model_of_Runaway_Evolution_of_Creative_Domains },
publisher = {International Association for Computational Creativity},
keywords = {computational, creativity},

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