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Creative Partnerships with Technology: How Creativity Is Enhanced Through Interactions with Generative Computational Systems
Andrew Robert Brown

Last modified: 2012-10-07


This paper discusses emerging creative practices that involve interacting with generative computational systems, and the effect of such cybernetic interactions on our conceptions of creativity and agency. As computing systems have become more powerful in recent years, real time interaction with intelligent computational processes and models has emerged as a basis for innovative creative practices. Examples of these practices include interactive digital media installations, generative art works, live coding performances, virtual theatre, interactive cinema, and adaptive processes in computer games. In these types of activities computational systems have assumed a significant level of agency, or autonomy, that provoke questions about shared authorship and originality that are redefining our relationship with technologies and prompting new questions about human capabilities, values and the meaning of productive activities.


generative, agent, partnership, music

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