Creative search using pataphysics

Yang, H, Hugill, A and Raczinski, F (2013) Creative search using pataphysics. In: 9th ACM Conference on Creativity & Cognition, 17-20 June 2013, Sydney, Australia.


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.

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Divisions: Bath School of Design
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2013 09:20
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