Programme Lead: Professor Simon Colton

The Metamakers Institute undertakes computational creativity research with the aim of handing over creative endeavour to software, which then becomes our creative collaborator. The programme demonstrates the creative potential of software, with software systems that are built initially for experimental research, but can be commercialised. The programme aims to stimulate economic development through research, public engagement and commercialisation activities. 

Core research questions include:

  • How can software become more creative and responsive?
  • Can humans and computers work together creatively?
  • How can computational creativity enable wider participation with digital creativity?
  • How can computational creativity aid rapid prototyping?

Recent successful funding:

  • ERA Chair

Research opportunities

We welcome applications for PhD or MPhil that align with the Metamakers programme.