I am a PhD candidate at the University of Huddersfield supervised by Dr. Alex Harker and Dr. Steven Jan. My research focuses on computational creativity and the creation of live electronic music. I address the aesthetic and technical aspects of sophisticated computing techniques that result in either partial or full autonomy for an electronic agent in music. I approach this from a perspective as a researcher and artist, drawing on fields of human computer interaction, interaction design theory, psychology and my own observations.
The ascription of creativity is no longer reserved to humans in a modern context, as computers have increasingly taken on more responsibility for the evaluation and selection of micro- and macroscopic creative material. As this phenomenon is relatively contemporary, I seek to identify other connected examples of this transition and to find where various disciplines intersect.