Related EU Projects.
Collaboration with other (EC co-funded) projects often leads to new insights or a head start in research or software development efforts. Below you can find research projects and activities related to the COnCEPT project.
CREATIF - Digital creative tools for digital printing of smart fabrics
This research will result in collaborative and intuitive software design tools, coupled to a digital dispenser printer, allowing the creation of smart fabrics by printing. Visualisation and simulation will interact in the collaborative design process with the senses of sight, hearing and touch. The tools will be validated and demonstrated in a real environment by producing three advanced smart fabric prototypes (for interactive light emission, interactive colour change and sound emission/touch). These directly target the sectors of design, advertising and architecture, although the collaborative tool impacts any creative industries using fabrics.
The project will develop an intelligent digital environment to support creative industries involved in the production of educational media content to collectively create educational media that enhances creativity in mathematical thinking. The project will develop the 'c-book' ("c" stands for "creative"), and will extend the e-book technologies by including diverse dynamic widgets, interoperability, collective design and an authorable data analytics engine. Publishers, software developers, researchers and school educators will be involved in the design of the c-book, and several, geographically distinct, multidisciplinary Communities of Interest will be established in the process. The project will help re-steer recent economy of scale initiatives in digital resources for mathematical thinking from traditional paradigms to 21st-century engagement and creativity in school and the workplace.http://www.mc2-project.eu
The capacity of combinational creativity - i.e. when novel ideas are produced through unfamiliar combinations of familiar ideas - is difficult to recreate computationally. COINVENT aims to develop a computationally feasible, cognitively-inspired formal model of concept creation, drawing on Fauconnier's and Turner's theory of conceptual blending, and grounding it on a sound mathematical theory of concepts. Conceptual blending has hardly been used for implementing creative computational systems, mainly due to the lack of sufficiently precise mathematical characterisations. The model to be defined in the project will be based on Goguen's proposal of a Unified Concept Theory, and will draw from interdisciplinary research from cognitive science, AI, formal methods and computational creativity. To validate the model, a proof of concept of an autonomous computational creative system will be evaluated by humans in two test-bed scenarios: mathematical reasoning and melodic harmonisation. http://www.coinvent-project.eu/