Automated collage generation - With more intent

Michael Cook, Simon Colton

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The majority of software has no meta-level perception of what it is doing, or what it intends to achieve. Without such higher cognitive functions, we might be disinclined to bestow creativity onto such software. We generalise previous work on collage generation, which attempted to blur the line between the intentionality of the programmer and that of the software in the visual arts. Firstly, we embed the collage generation process into a computational creativity collective, which contains processes and mashups of processes, designed so that the output of one generative system becomes the input of another. Secondly, we analyse the previous approach to collage generation to determine where in-tentionality arose, leading to experimentation where we test whether augmented keyword searches can enable the software to exert more intentional control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2011
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Computational Creativity 2011 - Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 27 Apr 201129 Apr 2011
Conference number: 2nd (Proceedings)

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NameProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2011


ConferenceInternational Conference on Computational Creativity 2011
Abbreviated titleICCC 2011
CityMexico City
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