On September 9th, 2014 I successfully defended my PhD Dissertation, entitled A Machine That Dreams: An Artistic Enquiry Leading to Integrative Theory and Computational Artwork.
The reason why I have not been logging my progress recently has been my PhD proposal, which I submitted today!
I successfully defended my comprehensive examination yesterday. The exam consists of three questions, two written and a third orally presented. Here are my answers:
- Breadth Question: Propose your own typology of generative arts and choose relevant examples to illustrate it.
- Depth Question: Present, discuss and contrast two current models of dreaming and two current models of mental imagery and/or imagination. For each of the four models, discuss their relevance to computational creativity (the field concerned with using computers as creative means).
- Methodology Question (limit 30 minute presentation): What methods are available to evaluate generative art systems inspired by cognitive sciences? Present and compare at least three methodologies.
My Annotated_Bibliography has been formally accepted! It contains lots of background and contextual information on the project.