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Posted on 14 August 2015

CogNovo at ISEA2015

CogNovo Research fellows Francois Lemarchand and Diego S. Maranan will be presenting research papers at the ISEA2015 conference in Vancouver, Canada this upcoming week. In addition Diego will introduce CogNovo to the institutional session with a paper he has co-authored with CogNovo colleague Frank Loesche and Sue Denham.

On Monday, 17/08/2015 CogNovo research Fellow Francois Lemarchand will present his short paper “Visual Arts Creation Assisted by BICASSO: Brain-Inspired Computationally Aesthetic Selective Savant & Observer” at “[Session 29]: Generative Visuals” around 9.30am local time. This paper describes the design of a computer program assisting artists in producing visual art. It uses brain-inspired algorithms by utilising the link between processing fluency and aesthetic pleasure. His talk will reflect part of the work he has done within the CogNovo project “Modelling creative decision making”.

On the same day at 2pm and as part of “[Session 21] Bio-Art II”, Diego S. Maranan will present the long paper “When Ideas Migrate: A Postcolonial Perspective on Biomodd [LBA2]” he has written with Angelo Vermeulen. The paper reflects on the global series of installations in which computers and ecology converge. Since the first installation was in the US and the second in the Philippines, challenges in translating from one context to the other are considered. This includes heat recycling, cultural sampling, structures of social organization as well as obsolescence and appropriation.

Finally CogNovo as part of Plymouth University will be presented as part of the session “[IP4]” on Wednesday, 19/08/2015 12.15pm local time. Diego S. Maranan, Frank Loesche, and Susan L Denham have been accepted with “CogNovo: Cognitive Innovation for Technological, Artistic, and Social Domains”. Diego will present the multinational doctoral training programme as a strategy for research and innovation in the fields of artistic and scientific investigation. The fact that we are able to present three papers at ISEA2015 provides some evidence, that the approach to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research applied at CogNovo yields interesting and novel results. Having been chosen to present at the Institutional Presentation puts CogNovo on the map as a center for Creative Art as well as for Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational Modelling, Humanities, and Cognitive Robots.

ISEA2015 is the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art from 14/08/2015 until 19/08/2015 in Vancouver, Canada. The theme for 2015 is “DISRUPTION” which invites a discussion about “aesthetics of change, renewal, and game-changing paradigms”.

CogNovo is an Innovative Doctoral Programme, funded by the EU Marie Curie initiative and Plymouth University, to foster research training in the emerging field of Cognitive Innovation. CogNovo offers transdisciplinary training that combines scientific studies of the neural correlates and mechanisms of creativity, with investigations into the role of creativity in human cognition, and their application in sustainable technological and social innovation.