Computers and Creativity
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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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.
Page 11 - Now, what are the mathematic entities to which we attribute this character of beauty and elegance, and which are capable of developing in us a sort of esthetic emotion ? They are those whose elements are harmoniously disposed so that the mind without effort can embrace their totality while realizing the details.