Re: poly: Recombinant Growth

From: Jay Reynolds Freeman <>
Date: Fri Aug 07 1998 - 14:59:44 PDT

> mechanizing creativity [by] dividing it into two parts,
> one which randomly created many possible ideas (or artworks, etc.) and
> the other which evaluated them. You could also have these interact so
> that the random creation could be guided to focus within certain areas
> to find locally optimal designs.

  This is the essence of a process proposed in the 1950s, at that time
called "brainstorming" (at least as an advertising pitch -- the word
seems to have wider usage). I believe that's pre-Hofstadterian.

                                -- Jay Freeman, First Extropian Squirrel
Received on Fri Aug 7 21:42:59 1998

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