Jon McCormack and Mark d’Inverno, Computers and Creativity, 441 pages, 2012, Springer.
"This book is a brilliant contribution to the literature on creativity in general and the role of computers for fostering and understanding creativity in particular. It presents first a wide range of fascinating projects in the visual arts and music before plunging into theoretical issues concerning the nature of aesthetics and the cognitive processes underlying creativity. Every contribution in this book contains diamonds of novel deep insight, fascinating exper-iments, and downright good ideas for future work. The cross references and links between the different articles, the added discussion, and the edited conversations between the authors make this book more than the sum of its parts. Computers have already shaken up how art is being conceived, produced and distributed, and this book shows that this evolution can and will go much further than what most people think. It is required reading for everyone involved in the creative arts and interested in the role of technology towards shaping its future."
Luc Steels [Professor and Head, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Paris, France]
"A wonderful collection of articles from some of the best in the field. The book fantastically illustrates what an exciting time this is for the interaction between computers and the creative process. Computers are really starting to surprise the people who program them." Marcus du Sautoy [Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford]
"Full of information and insights about the creative partnerships between computers, artists and musicians, Computers and Creativity is a timely book that does not shy away from tackling tough questions like where the creativity lies in art made by machines and how improvisation between human and non-human performers can be modelled. Along the way the reader is challenged to rethink assumptions about creativity and question whether a future 'genius' or 'virtuoso' might emerge from code. The book will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in the relationship between creativity and computation." Jane Prophet [Professor of Art and Interdisciplinary Computing, City University of Hong Kong]
"If I had to pick just one point out of this richly intriguing book, it would be something that the editors stress in their introduction: that these examples of computer art involve creative computing as well as creative art." Margaret A. Boden [OBE, Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Sussex]
Mark d’Inverno and Michael Luck, Understanding Agent Systems, Second Edition, 242 pp, Springer, 2004.
Michael Luck, Ronald Ashri and Mark d’Inverno, Agent-Oriented Systems Development, 245 pp, Artech House, 2004.
Mark d’Inverno and Michael Luck, Understanding Agent Systems, 191 pp, Springer, 2001.
Mark d’Inverno, Michael Luck, Michael Fisher and Chris Preist, (editors), Foundations and Applications of Multi-Agent Systems: UKMAS 1996-2000, LNAI 2403, Springer, 2002.
Edited Workshop Proceedings
Margaret Boden, Mark d’Inverno, Jon McCormack, Computational Creativity: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings 09291, 2009.
Mark d’Inverno, Carles Sierra and Franco Zambonelli, Proceedings of the First European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems, Oxford University, December, 2003.