Autopoiesis in Creativity and Art
Bishop, Mark (J. M.) and al-Rifaie, Mohammad Majid. 2016. 'Autopoiesis in Creativity and Art'. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Movement and Computing. Greece. [Conference or Workshop Item]
Official URL: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2948910.2948948
Abstract or Description
The term autopoiesis, (meaning 'self') and 'poiesis' (meaning 'creation, production') defines a system capable of reproducing and maintaining itself. The term was introduced by the theoretical biologists, Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela, in 1972 to define the self-maintaining chemistry of living cells. The term has subsequently also been applied to the fields of systems theory and sociology. In this paper we apply this model to characterise creativity in art practise.