Quantifying Creativity: Art through the Eyes of Computation

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Quantifying Creativity: Art through the Eyes of Computation

October 19, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

| Humanities 1, Room 210 | Free

Co-sponsored by the Data Science Initiative


Is the experience of art uniquely human? Can algorithms be artistic producers? Or, do machines remove the context and meaning from creativity? As artificial agents generate media and evaluate originality, how will we draw the line between human and machine aesthetics? How will the relationship between art, and humanity, be redefined?

Presentations by Dr. Ahmed Elgammal (Assistant Professor) and Babak Saleh (PhD Student), Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University, and Chris Smith, Co-founder at BitMesh, will be followed by an interdisciplinary panel. David Cope (UCSC, Music), Arnav Jhala (UCSC, Computational Media), Samantha Matherne (UCSC, Philosophy), and Albert Narath (UCSC, History of Art and Visual Culture) will respond to the presentations and debate the value of using algorithms to assess and understand creativity.

Wine and Cheese will be served. Seats are limited: ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED.


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October 19, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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