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31-05-2019 | Column: Rethinking Technology & Creativity in the 21st Century

Using Creativity and Imagination to Understand our Algorithmic World: a Conversation with Dr. Ed Finn

Authors: Mathew D. Evans, Danah Henriksen, Punya Mishra, The Deep-Play Research Group

Published in: TechTrends | Issue 4/2019

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Excerpt

I think of creativity as, perhaps, an applied form of imagination
~ Ed Finn
Is music a craft
Or is it an art?
Does it come from mere training
or spring form the heart?
Did the études of Chopin
reveal his soul's mood?
Or was Frédéric Chopin
Just some slick "pattern dude"?
~ Douglas Hofstadter
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Metadata
Title
Using Creativity and Imagination to Understand our Algorithmic World: a Conversation with Dr. Ed Finn
Authors
Mathew D. Evans
Danah Henriksen
Punya Mishra
The Deep-Play Research Group
Publication date
31-05-2019
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
TechTrends / Issue 4/2019
Print ISSN: 8756-3894
Electronic ISSN: 1559-7075
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-019-00404-3

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