Carlos Leon

Universidad Complutense de Madrid Facultad de InformÌÁtica

Lecture Information:
  • April 1, 2016
  • 2:00 PM
  • ECS: 241

Speaker Bio

Dr. Carlos LeÌ_n is Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Faculty at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He received his Ph.D. from UCM in 2010. His research focuses on Computational Models of Cognition and Artificial General Intelligence, in particular knowledge representation, narrative structures of human cognition and creative behavior. He is the Publicity Chair and Webmaster of the Association for Computational Creativity.


Creativity and evaluation of what has been created go together. It is in general assumed that this is a fundamental relation and quality products are the result of the so-called creative process. This conception, however, has not been always like that. In this talk I will explore the influence of cognitive perception in the evaluation and how the assumed creative value of an object is not necessarily a property of such an object. I will propose a model of creative behavior exemplified with narrative and literature, proposing a plausible explanation for creative phenomena in a society.