This special issue (#36) of Transformations entitled Artificial Creativity aims to stir a discussion about the cultural, societal, and ethical aspects of robots or AI engaged in creative production.
Machines engaged in creative activities can be traced back to Pierre Jaquet-Droz’s automata The Writer and Musical Lady (1770s), which involved calligraphic writing and the performing of music respectively. In the 1950s, Jean Tinguely’s Méta-matics produced generative artworks, in response to the long-standing questions about the role of the artist.
Call For Paper
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
Applied and/or imagined potential of the “artificial creativity”
Automatisation of aesthetics and image culture
Creative robotics and/or AI
Robots and performative arts
Ethical questions regarding authorship in computational art
Human-robot collaboration in the process of cultural production
Investigations into the shared histories of humans and machines in the process of co-creation