Where Creativity Comes From: The Social Spaces Of Embodied Minds

This paper explores creative design, social interaction and perception. It proposes that creativity at a social level is not a result of many individuals trying to be creative at a personal level, but occurs naturally in the social interaction between comparatively simple minds embodied in a complex world. Particle swarm algorithms can model group interaction in shared spaces, but design space is not necessarily one pre-defined space of set parameters on which everyone can agree, as individual minds are very different. A computational model is proposed that allows a similar swarm to occur between spaces of different description and even dimensionality.

Author: Sean Hanna

Publication: Gero JS and Maher ML (eds) Computational and Cognitive Models of Creative Design VI. | full text (PDF)

Year: 2005