Call: “The Role of Embodiment in the Perception of Human and Artificial Creativity” at ICCC’22

Call for Papers

“The Role of Embodiment in the Perception of Human & Artificial Creativity”
A Workshop at the 13th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC 2022)
June 27-28, 2022
Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
ICCC’22 workshops:

Submission deadline: May 2, 2022

The role of embodiment in creativity has not been addressed in depth in the literature, and has been considered even less so in connection with AI, with a few exceptions. Still, the perception of the embodiment of the creator is generally deemed a key aspect of the observer’s response to an artwork. If true, this poses interesting challenges for AI systems attempting to generate creative art, as they are inherently disembodied. There are two ways that artificial art may approach embodiment, should that be necessary to achieve audience appreciation. First, a physical machine may carry out the AI system’s artistic intent. Alternately, the physicality of the humans interacting with the AI system can be highlighted, for instance by calling the attention to the embodied experience of coding the underlying algorithms, of selecting algorithmic outputs from the latent space, and so on.

In this one-and-a-half-day workshop, we will explore the impact of embodiment on the perception of creativity through a combination of performances by digital illustrators and artists working with generative methods and contributions from researchers interested in the role of embodiment in the judgment of the aesthetic value of an artefact and in the evaluation of the creativity of the process behind its creation. We will consider the philosophical underpinnings of embodiment, humanity, and artistry, welcoming perspectives from disciplines such as philosophy, psychology, visual art, and computer science.

We invite participants from any discipline or department to write short papers (approximately 4 pages) on mechanisms of embodiment and their role in AI-based art. Non-traditional forms of academic research, such as practice-based approaches, are encouraged. Submissions should address the topic of the workshop to some extent, and should be aimed at generating discussion and innovation.

Please submit your short paper as a PDF attachment in an E-Mail to


Submissions due: May 2nd, 2022
Acceptance notification: May 13th, 2022
Workshop dates: June 27-28, 2022 (Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)


For further information, please contact the organizers:

Caterina Moruzzi, University of Konstanz

Laura Herman, Oxford Internet Institute

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