Computers and Creativity

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Intellect Books, 1994 - Computers - 179 pages
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This text studies human creativity from a computational modelling perspective. The work examines theories and models of the creative process in humans, both input creativity - the analytic side of interpreting input information - and output creativity - the artistic, synthetic process of generating something novel and innovative.

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Theories of creativity
Computational modelling
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Page 11 - All this fires my soul, and, provided I am not disturbed, my subject enlarges itself, becomes methodized and defined, and the whole, though it be long, stands almost complete and finished in my mind, so that I can survey it, like a fine picture or a beautiful statue, at a glance. Nor do I hear in my imagination the parts successively, but I hear them, as it were, all at once.
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Derek Partridge has been a news anchor, writer, and interviewer at the Financial News Network (now CNBC) and served as host of top-rated talk show "Frankly Partridge".

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