Liane Gabora

Liane Gabora

My work focuses on the origins and underlying mechanisms of creativity, and implications for the evolution of culture. At the crux of the issue of how creative thought is possible, and of how ideas adapt to new situations, build on one another, and evolve, lies the problem of understanding the flexible way we use concepts. Thus my interests in creativity and cultural evolution have led to work on the development of a contextual theory of concepts. Finally, the process of comparing and contrasting the evolution of biological and cultural form has led to some fledgling efforts toward a general theory of evolution.


Position: Assistant Prof, UBC


Informing Artificial Intelligence Generative Techniques using Cognitive Theories of Human Creativity
Journal Article: Procedia Computer Science, 2018

S. DiPaola, L. Gabora, G. McCaig

Deep Convolutional Networks as Models of Generalization and Blending Within Visual Creativity
Conference Proceedings: International Conference on Computational Creativity, 2016

G. McCaig, S. DiPaola, L. Gabora

Paris, France

How Did Humans Become So Creative? A Computational Approach
Conference Proceedings: International Conference on Computational Creativity, 2012
pp 203-211

L. Gabora, S. DiPaola

Dublin, Ireland

Incorporating Characteristics of Human Creativity into an Evolutionary Art Algorithm
Conference Proceedings: GECCO Conf Companion on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, 2007
GECCO '07, pp 2450-2456

S. DiPaola, L. Gabora

London, UK