Ilkka Kosunen is applying for the position of Senior Research Fellow in Interaction Design. The Venia Legendi "Symbiotic Creativity" will be held on October 11 at 3 PM in room A-402
Computational creativity has been applied in the domains of music, visual arts, poetry and prose. However, while many sophisticated algorithms exist for generating novel, creative themes and ideas, what computers still completely lack is the ability to judge the quality of their creations. That is, they lack the subjective aesthetic capabilities of humans. This is the problem symbiotic creativity aims to solve: by combining the near infinite creative capability of computers with the aesthetic judgments of a human, the man and the machine can achieve an artistic symbiosis that eclipses what either could do separately. This is done by use of physiological computing: by reacting in real-time to the psychophysiological signals of a human user, the computer can borrow the human aesthetic judgment to guide its creative process.