[artinfo] Fwd:Turing tests in creativity

Janos Sugar sj at c3.hu
Thu Jul 16 23:42:08 CEST 2015

>The Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College is
>pleased to announce the first annual Neukom Institute Prizes in
>Computational Arts. These competitions aim to inspire innovations in
>computational methods that generate artistic products, such as
>literary, musical, and visual art.
>- The "DigiLit" prize competition encourages the creation of algorithms
>  able to produce a "human-level" short story of the kind that might be
>  intended for a short story collection produced in a well-regarded MfA
>  program or a piece for The New Yorker. The prize seeks to reward
>  algorithms that could, for example, write stories for a creative
>  writing class in which students are asked to submit a new short story
>  each day.
>- PoetiX is a completion in computer-generated sonnet writing. While,
>  there are many forms of sonnet, for the purposes of the prize we are
>  considering only "traditional" sonnets: fourteen line poems, in iambic
>  pentameter, in either "Shakesperean" or "Petrarchan" form. The former
>  is further characterized by an "abab cdcd efef gg" rhyme scheme, and
>  the latter as an octet of rhyme scheme "abba abba" followed by a
>  sestet with no fixed form.
>- "AlgoRhythms" "AlgoRhythms" is a dance music Turing test for live
>  DJ-ing, co-sponsored with Dartmouth College's Program in Digital
>  Musics. We will find out whether we can tell the difference between
>  humans and machines when it comes to selecting the music we want to
>  hear and move to.
>Submission deadline TBA (likely late 2015).

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