Creative Systems that Generate and Explore

Year: 2015
Editor: Amaresh Chakrabarti, Toshiharu Taura and Yukari Nagai
Author: Kelly, N.; Gero, J. S.
Institution: 1Australian Digital Futures Institute, University of Southern Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and 2Computer Science and Architecture, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
Section: Models and Frameworks for Design Creativity
Page(s): 096-103
ISBN: 978-1-904670-60-5


This paper describes generate and explore as a paradigm for models of computational creativity. It describes the difference between search within a conceptual space and exploration in changing conceptual spaces. Three types of exploration are described and existing examples of them are presented. It describes generate and explore as a potential basis for generating utility, novelty and surprise in models of computational creativity. The paper identifies the role of interpretation in creative systems and ways that it can lead to exploration.

Keywords: computational, creativity, situated, interpretation, exploration


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