The artist loft effect in the clustering of ‘creative types’: A computer simulation

Stefan Leijnen, Liane Gabora

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper


imulations using a computer model the Evolution Of Culture (EVOC) indicate that the clustering of creative agents decreases the mean fitness of ideas in the short term (when imitators have not yet been exposed to them) but increases idea fitness in the long term (presumably because agents swap partial solutions). With the steep fitness function used here, clustering decreases idea diversity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Creativity and Cognition Conference, Hosted by the University of California, Berkeley and Berkeley Art Museum, Oct 27-30, 2009, Berkeley, CA. New York NY:
EditorsN. Bryans-kins
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-865-0
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventUnknown -
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …


Period1/01/09 → …

Bibliographical note

N. Bryans-Kins (Ed.)


  • computer simulation
  • creativity
  • culture
  • artist


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