Creative search using pataphysics
This paper looks at defining, analysing and practicing how creativity can be applied to search tools. It defines creativity with respect to search and discusses how these concepts could be applied in software engineering using principles from the pseudo-philosophy of pataphysics. The aim of the proposed tool is to generate surprising, novel, humorous and provocative search results instead of purely relevant ones, in order to inspire a more creative interaction between a user, their information need and the application. A proof-of-concept prototype is described to justify the ideas presented before implications and future work are discussed.
Citation : Raczinski, F., Yang, H., Hugill, A. (2013) Creative search using pataphysics. In: 9th ACM Conference on Creativity & Cognition. Sydney, Australia, 17-20 June 2013, New York: ACM.
ISBN : 9781450321501
Research Group : Institute of Creative Technologies
Research Institute : Music, Technology and Innovation - Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2)
Peer Reviewed : Yes
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