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From Computational Creativity to Creative AI and Back Again

Simon Colton is a British computer scientist, currently working as Professor of Computational Creativity in the Game AI Research Group at Queen Mary University of London, UK and in the Sensilab at Monash University, Australia. He previously had an appointment at Falmouth University, UK and led the Computational Creativity Research Groups at Goldsmiths, University of London and at Imperial College, London in the positions of Professor and Reader, respectively. Simon is the driving force behind thepaintingfool.com, an artificial intelligence that he hopes will one day be accepted as an artist in its own right.

In Praise of Form: Towards a New Post-Humanist Art

Taney Roniger is a visual artist and writer based in New York. Her awards and honors in the visual arts include three Yaddo fellowships, a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and a traveling fellowship from the Stacey Sussman Cavrell Memorial Foundation. Since 2012 she has been a contributing writer for The Brooklyn Rail, for which she served as Guest Editor in December 2017.

The Maths of Life and Death

Dr Kit Yates is a Senior Lecturer in mathematical biology at the University of Bath. His job consists of taking real-world phenomena and uncovering the mathematical truths that lie behind them. He extracts the common patterns that underlie these processes and communicates them. He works in applications as diverse as embryonic disease, the patterns on eggshells and the devastating swarming of locust plagues – teasing out the mathematical connections in the process.

Meet AICAN, a machine that operates as an autonomous artist

Ahmed Elgammal is Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University. Director of the Art & AI Lab. Executive Council Faculty at the Center for Cognitive Science at Rutgers University. His research focusses on Computer Vision, Visual Learning, Data Science in Digital Humanities, and Human motion analysis. His research on Art & AI received wide international media attention, including many reports on the Washington Post, New York Times, NBC News, the Times, the Daily Telegraph, Science News, and many others.

If machines want to make art, will humans understand it?

Rui Penha is assistant professor of composition at the Superior School of Music and Performing Arts in Porto. He is a composer and media artist, and his work has appeared in the National Contemporary Art Museum in Lisbon, among many others.

Miguel Carvalhais is an assistant professor at the University of Porto in Portugal. His latest book is ‘Artificial Aesthetics: Creative Practices in Computational Art and Design’ (2016).

Fairy Tales and Machine Learning: Retelling, Reflecting, Repeating, Recreating

Anna Ridler is an artist and researcher who works with information and data. She was a 2018 EMAP fellow and was listed by Artnet as one of nine “pioneering artists” exploring AI’s creative potential. She is particularly interested in constructing stories and narratives and exploring the intersections of where the quantitative meets the qualitative.

Georgia Ward Dyer studied Philosophy at the University of Cambridge before developing an art practice which focuses on creating conversations about abstract, complex ideas by making them tangible through process-led, multivalent works. Her work often addresses questions of meaning, ontology and epistemology.

Ashkan Nejad Ebrahimi: Quintessence

“About 95% of our universe is invisible. It seems like ‘Everything’ is embraced by ‘Nothing’ and it makes me feel I am not alone and it causes a sense of relief involved with mystery.
Also as these dark things fill the distance between the visible matter, they fill a gap between science and art too; a distance which can be called wonder. an interruption which both of the Artist and the Scientist begin from there; Where we imagine about the state of a phenomenon.
what if we could see those things instead of regular ones…”

Can Aksoy: Chaosmos

Can Aksoy is an architect and visual artist. Through experimental photography and digital media, Aksoy is concerned with capturing the inner worlds/artefactual representations of the mind and eliciting the unconscious imagery.