Goldsmiths - University of London

Computational Creativity and Live Algorithms

Wiggins, Geraint A. and Forth, Jamie. 2018. Computational Creativity and Live Algorithms. In: Alex McLean and Roger Dean, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Algorithmic Music. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190226992 [Book Section]

No full text available
[img] Text
WigginsForth-2017.pdf - Submitted Version
Permissions: Administrator Access Only
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (1MB)
[img] Text (This is a draft of a chapter that has been accepted for publication by Oxford University Press in the Oxford Handbook of Algorithmic Music, edited by Alex McLean and Roger Dean and published in 2018.)
WigginsForth-2018.pdf - Accepted Version
Permissions: Administrator Access Only until 1 September 2018.
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (1MB)

Abstract or Description

We examine the field of algorithmic composition from the perspective of computational creativity. We begin by introducing the idea of computational creativity as a philosophical perspective. Next, we introduce a method for consideration of the properties of creative systems, the Creative Systems Framework (CSF). We then use the CSF as a starting point for discussion of a system of comparison specific to algorithmic composition as an artistic and technical practice. Finally, we sketch a road map for future developments in algorithmic composition and live coding, in these terms.

Item Type: Book Section

Identification Number (DOI):


Related URLs:

Departments, Centres and Research Units:



22 February 2018Published

Item ID:


Date Deposited:

06 Oct 2017 13:39

Last Modified:

18 Jul 2018 12:31

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/21160

View statistics for this item...

Edit Record Edit Record (login required)