The Creativity Code | University of Oxford

The Creativity Code

Series
Stacie Culen
Speaker
Marcus du Sautoy - Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science
Event date
Event time
16:30 - 17:30
Venue
Department for Continuing Education
1-7 Wellington Square
OX1 2JA
Venue details

Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
OX1 2JA
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

Will a computer ever compose a symphony, write a prize-winning novel, or paint a masterpiece? And if so, would we be able to tell the difference?

Marcus du Sautoy examines the nature of creativity, as well as providing an essential guide into how algorithms work, and the mathematical rules underpinning them.

He asks how much of our emotional response to art is a product of our brains reacting to pattern and structure, and exactly what it is to be creative in mathematics, art, language and music.