Dagstuhl Seminar: Computational Creativity

Computational Creativity: An Interdisciplinary Approach


Margaret Boden (University of Sussex – Brighton, GB)
Mark d’Inverno (Goldsmiths, University of London, GB)
Jon McCormack (Monash University – Clayton, AU)

This international workshop on computational creativity at Schloss Dagstuhl Leibniz Center for Informatics, Germany,was held from 12–17 July 2009 (http://www.dagstuhl.de/09291). With 35 participants from the fields of computer art, music, performance, philosophy, cognitive science, artificial life, and information theory, the workshop looked at how computers have changed our understanding of creativity. A new book ‘Computers and Creativity’, edited by McCormack and d’Inverno will be published by Springer in 2012 and includes chapters from many of the Dagstuhl participants. In addition to renewing old friendships, the workshop initiated a number of new working partnerships between participants, a number of whom met  for the first time at Dagstuhl.

Harold Cohen (left) and Frieder Nake (right) enjoy an informal discussion during the Dagstuhl workshop on computational creativity.

You can find a full list of participants, published papers and other information on the Dagstuhl web site.