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Cohen, Harold

The Art of Self-Assembly: the Self-Assemby of Art

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AARON is a semi-autonomous art-making program that has been under continuous development for nearly forty years. This paper discusses the origins and development of two critical features in it's most version; a coloring algorithm and an algorithmic shape generator. It concludes that for the foreseeable future, "computational creativity" does not so much describe the creative capabilities of a computer program as the nature of the collaborative relationship between program and programmer.

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  author =	{Cohen, Harold},
  title =	{{The Art of Self-Assembly: the Self-Assemby of Art}},
  booktitle =	{Computational Creativity: An Interdisciplinary Approach},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings (DagSemProc)},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  year =	{2009},
  volume =	{9291},
  editor =	{Margaret Boden and Mark D'Inverno and Jon McCormack},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-22023},
  doi =		{10.4230/DagSemProc.09291.31},
  annote =	{Keywords: Computational creativity}

Keywords: Computational creativity
Collection: 09291 - Computational Creativity: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Issue Date: 2009
Date of publication: 07.10.2009

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