Media Technology MSc

Lecture on Artificial Creativity by Maarten Lamers

Can we model creativity and could it be the result of computation? Would we want creative computers, and why? Are artificial intelligence and artificial creativity really different? 

We are excited to present a two-hour lecture by our Media Technology staff member Maarten Lamers on Artificial Creativity. Maarten Lamers’ academic career started with a focus on neural networks and their use in data analysis and image processing. Over the year his interests have expanded in the domains of bio-digital hybrid systems, scientific playfulness, artificial creativity and DIY science. In 2015, he was placed by national magazine Vrij Nederland on their first-ever list of "101 most interesting nerds" of The Netherlands.

Artificial Creativity
Sunday Dec 16, 14:00-16:15
Image by wikimedia user MartinThoma, Creative Commons CC0 1.0Ever since people have considered intelligent machines, they have also considered whether machines could be creative. In fact, questions surrounding artificial creativity are closely linked to those of artificial intelligence. This lecture takes a historical computer sciences view on artificial creativity.


The lecture has free admission but registration is required. You can do so by sending an email to Barbara Visscher: b.c.p.visscher [AT]

Date and Location:

Sunday December 16th, 14.00-16:15h
Old School
Pieterskerkhof 4-A
2311 SR Leiden

Exhibition AUTO at Old School:

Maarten's lecture happens in parallel to our Semester Project exhibition with the title AUTO in Old School.

16 December 2018