Workshop on Computational Creativity
|Thu 12-14||B119||Hannu Toivonen||03.11.2011-08.12.2011|
Information for international students
This workshop will operate in English.
The goal of computational creativity is to model, simulate or enhance creativity. In this workshop, students implement and experiment with algorithms and tools to produce programs that aim to exhibit linguistic, musical or visual creativity, or that support human creativity. Participation in the parallel seminar on computational creativity is encouraged, and so is participation in the International Autumn School on Computational Creativity on 7-11 Nov in Porvoo (http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/ascc), but neither one is required.
Completing the course
The first session on 3 Nov will introduce the area and some available tools and resources. Students then work largely independently, either in small groups or alone. The emphasis is on implementing a program that apparently exhibits creativity. Guidance will be provided on general issues during the workshop sessions on Thursdays (not on 10 Nov, due to the autumn school).
The workshop is completed by implementing a creative program, demonstrating it, and giving a 10 minute talk on how it was implemented and what its operating principles are.
Literature and material
Pointers to available resources and tools will be provided later.