Specific curiosity as a cause and consequence of transformational creativity

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Kazjon Grace and Mary Lou Maher: Specific curiosity as a cause and consequence of transformational creativity. In: Computational Creativity 2015 ICCC 2015, 260-267.



This paper describes a framework by which creative systems can intentionally exhibit transformational creativity. Intentions are derived from surprising events in a process based on specific curiosity. We argue that autonomy of intent is achieved when a creative system directs its generative processes based on knowledge learnt from within its creative domain, and develop a framework to elaborate this behaviour. The framework describes ways that transformation of the creative domain can arise: from learning, from a serendipitous situation, and as a result of intentional exploration. Examples of each of these kinds of transformation are then illustrated through examples in the domain of recipes.

Extended Abstract


 author = {Grace, Kazjon and Maher, Mary Lou},
 title = {Specific curiosity as a cause and consequence of transformational creativity},
 booktitle = {Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Computational Creativity},
 series = {ICCC2015},
 year = {2015},
 month = {Jun},
 location = {Park City, Utah, USA},
 pages = {260-267},
 url = {http://computationalcreativity.net/iccc2015/proceedings/11_3Grace.pdf http://de.evo-art.org/index.php?title=Specific_curiosity_as_a_cause_and_consequence_of_transformational_creativity },
 publisher = {International Association for Computational Creativity},
 keywords = {computational, creativity},

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