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Sophia Brueckner at International Conference on Computational Creativity

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Sophia Brueck­ner recently pre­sented a new work, Under One Sky, and gave an artist talk at the 11th Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Com­pu­ta­tional Cre­ativ­ity held this year in Portugal.

The ICCC con­fer­ence series orga­nized by the Asso­ci­a­tion for Com­pu­ta­tional Cre­ativ­ity since 2010 is the only sci­en­tific con­fer­ence that focuses on com­pu­ta­tional cre­ativ­ity alone. Com­pu­ta­tional cre­ativ­ity is the art, sci­ence, phi­los­o­phy, and engi­neer­ing of com­pu­ta­tional sys­tems which, by tak­ing on par­tic­u­lar respon­si­bil­i­ties, exhibit behav­iors that unbi­ased observers would deem to be cre­ative. As a field of research, this area is thriv­ing, with progress in for­mal­iz­ing what it means for soft­ware to be cre­ative, along with many excit­ing and valu­able appli­ca­tions of cre­ative soft­ware in the sci­ences, the arts, lit­er­a­ture, gam­ing, and elsewhere. 

In a recent state­ment about the work, Brueck­ner said:

In Under One Sky, I remix ama­teur YouTube videos of the sky from all over the world that I have col­lected for more than ten years. YouTube is a plat­form that is noto­ri­ous for its tox­i­c­ity, but, even over an entire decade, sky videos con­tain noth­ing but over­whelm­ing kind­ness and gen­eros­ity in their com­ments. In an online world where cru­elty is the norm, skies and clouds are share-able, like-able, and uni­ver­sally beau­ti­ful. They are a way of shar­ing with peo­ple online with­out feel­ing like an overly self con­scious per­former or vul­ner­a­ble to inter­net trolls. Shar­ing videos of skies is a way to con­nect with oth­ers online both cre­atively and spir­i­tu­ally in a way that feels safe.

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