Modes for Creative Human-Computer Collaboration: Alternating and Task-Divided Co-Creativity

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The analysis of human-computer co-creative systems in current literature is focused on a human perspective, highlighting the benefits of co-creative systems for human users. This study paper examines different styles of human-computer co-creation from a more computational perspective, presenting new concepts for analysis of computational agents in human-computer co-creation. Our perspective is based on Wiggins’ formalization
of creativity as a search. We formalize for
co-creative scenarios involving an alternating, iterative approach to co-creation, which we call alternating co-creativity and briefly discuss its non-alternating counterpart, task-divided co-creativity. With focus on alternating co-creativity, we analyze the co-creative process and discuss new modes and roles for the creative agents within it. Finally, we illustrate our theoretical findings in the context of current co-creative systems and discuss their relation to the roles and expectations presented in current literature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC 2016)
EditorsFrançois Pachet, Amilcar Cardoso, Vincent Corruble, Fiammetta Ghedini
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherSony CSL
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)978-274-669-155-1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventInternational Conference on Computational Creativity - Paris, France
Duration: 27 Jun 20161 Jul 2016
Conference number: 7 (ICCC 2016)

Fields of Science

  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • Human-Computer Co-Creativity
  • Computational Creativity

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