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Creativity, AI, and the Human

The “Creativity, AI, and the Human” cluster recognises the ubiquity of creativity in human experience and its central role in navigating the unpredictability of our futures.

“Creativity is a paradigmatically human trait. It is valued by humans only insofar as it is a value for humans. We cannot lose sight of this if we want to responsibly harness the power of Artificial Intelligence to support and enhance human creativity.”

Dr Caterina Moruzzi, Creativity, AI, and the Human Cluster Lead

Creativity is a force for transformation, innovation, expression, and adaptation. The recent accelerated development of generative AI technologies is raising both fascination and concerns regarding its impact on the creative process and the broader creative ecosystem.

The “Creativity, AI, and the Human” cluster recognises the ubiquity of creativity in human experience and its central role in navigating the unpredictability of our futures. Leveraging the broad range of expertise and vision of its members, the cluster explores ways in which we, as a community, can guide the development of AI in a way that furthers its opportunity of empowering human creativity, at the same time mitigating its challenges.

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Aditi Surana

PhD Candidate
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art
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Alec Wright

Chancellor’s Fellow in Audio Machine Learning
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art
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Alexandra Huang

Researcher in Word and Music Studies; Digital Researcher in Residence
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
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Asad Khan

Researcher
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art
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Bettina Nissen

Lecturer in Interaction Design
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art
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Beverley Hood

Reader in Technological Embodiment and Creative Practice
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art
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Billy Dixon

Product and Interaction Design
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art
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Caitlin McDonald

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Edinburgh College of Art
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Caterina Moruzzi

Chancellor’s Fellow in Design Informatics
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art
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Cenk Koknar

Lecturer in Digital Media Design
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art
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Chanhjian Li

Lecturer in Graphics, Simulation and Visual Computing
College of Science & Engineering School of Informatics

Charlotte Bird

Postgraduate Research Student
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art
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Denitsa Petrova

Programme Director, Digital Media Design – MSc Online Distance Learning
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art
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Evan Morgan

Research Software Engineer
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art
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Ian Rothwell

Lecturer in Contemporary Art History and Digital Culture
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art
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Jade Wang

College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Moray House School of Education and Sport
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Jane McKie

Senior Lecturer
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Javier Tejera

Learning Technologist
Edinburgh Futures Institute

Jiarong Yu

College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art
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Jules Rawlinson

Senior Lecturer
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art
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Lara Dal Molin

PhD Candidate
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences School of Social and Political Science
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Louis McHugh

Audio Studio Manager
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art
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Lynda Clark

Lecturer in Creative Writing (Interdisciplinary Futures)
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
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Lynne Craig

Deputy Director, Innovation
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art
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Martin Disley

Design Research Developer
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art

Martin Parker

Programme Director of MScR Sound Design
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art
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Morgan Currie

Senior Lecturer in Data and Society
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences School of Social and Political Science
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Nichole Fernandez

Research Fellow
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art
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Nikki Moran

Senior Lecturer, Music
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art

Patricia Wu Wu

Lecturer in Fashion Design
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art

Pavlos Andreadis

University Teacher
College of Science & Engineering School of Informatics
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Shama Rahman

Innovation Fellow
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art

SJ Bennett

Postdoctoral Researcher – Algorithmic Societies
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Stuart King

Reader in Applied and Computational Mathematics
College of Science & Engineering School of Mathematics
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Suzanne Black

Digital Research Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Edinburgh
Tara Capel

Tara Capel

Lecturer in Design Informatics
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art
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Theodore Koterwas

Lecturer in Design Informatics
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art
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Tom Mudd

Lecturer in Creative Audio Programming and Computer Music Systems, Music
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art

Torsten Lauschmann

Lecturer, Contemporary Art Theory and Practice (Post-Media)
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Edinburgh College of Art
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Vassilis Galanos

Teaching Fellow and Research Fellow
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences School of Social and Political Science

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  • SJ Bennett
    Postdoctoral Research Associate  – Algorithmic Societies, Durham University

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