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The Social Impact of Self-Regulation on the Evolution of Simple and Complex Creative Ideas

The Social Impact of Self-Regulation on the Evolution of Simple and Complex Creative Ideas

This video was recorded at 5th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC), Ljubljana 2014. Since creative individuals invest in unproven ideas at the expense of propagating proven ones, excess creativity can be detrimental to society; moreover, some individuals benefit from creativity without being creative themselves by copying creators. This paper builds on previous studies of how societies evolve faster by tempering the novelty-generating effects of creativity with the novelty-preserving effects of imitation. It was hypothesized that (1) this balance can be achieved through self-regulation (SR) of creativity, by varying how creative one is according to the value of one's creative outputs, and (2) that the social benefit of SR is affected by the openness of the space of... Show More
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