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.
In the 2015-2016 academic year, the Neukom Institute will run three different competitions:
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.
The Turing Tests in Creativity are a project of The Neukom Institute for Computational
Science at Dartmouth College.
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