On the afternoon of June 9th, a tutorial on Computational Creativity will be held.
A flavour of Computational Creativity (CC) research will be provided by an introductory tutorial from Geraint Wiggins and Tony Veale. The tutorial is open to all, and though new researchers may find it especially useful, it should contain something for everyone. The tutorial will explore both sides of the CC coin, from the philosophical questions that we CC researchers frequently debate to the build-first-and-ask-questions-later approach of CC engineers. As a field, CC embraces both kinds of approach and encourages researchers to develop both sides of their work. The tutorial opens with an introduction to the key philosophical issues in the field by Geraint Wiggins, and continues with a technical exploration into the anatomy of a creative Twitterbot by Tony Veale.
The PROSECCO network is offering 5 scholarship grants, of up to €1,000 each, to defray the cost of attending the tutorial. Each grant also includes registration at the ICCC conference, allowing attendees to immerse themselves in Computational Creativity research for the whole week. To apply for a grant to attend the conference, tutorial and related events, please see the PROSECCO web page here:
Please note that scholarship grants are paid after the conference, with the presentation of all receipts and travel documents, although we expect the reimbursement process to be swift.