Creativity - as a measure of distance in performative space

3 May 2012

Dr Sivam Krish will present a special lecture entitled "A computable measure of creativity" as a part of the ongoing Design Lab Seminar Series, hosted by the Faculty of Architecture, Design & Plannings Digital Design Lab.

The definition of creativity is illusive. The inability to define it is compounded by our inability to map the representation of the artefact. Genetic Modelling allows us to create multiple representations of an artefact allowing us to map it's location in both geometric space and performative space. Creativity is shown to be the distance from known solutions in performative space. The performative space may also be a perceptive space. It is shown how creative solutions can be easily generated in unsaturated design spaces; saturation here is the number of distinct design solutions occupying a unit of feasibility space. When this feasibility space rapidly expands as in architecture due to new technological and manufacturing changes causing de-saturation; it is relatively easy to create "creative solutions". This phenomenon is demonstrated though a computational model of a bottle design. Design Creativity is then about capturing uncharted regions in feasibility space opened by other factors. It is also shown how alterations to the genetic models can expand design representation into newly opened feasible regions.

An entirely different type of creativity - of an intent altering type is also shown to exist. Here, the genetic representation creates designs that drift into previously unrecognized opportunity spaces discovering new uses for the design

Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Location: Lecture Theatre 1, Wilkinson Building, Darlington Campus, 148 City Rd Darlington

Cost: Free

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