Seminar: Computational Aesthetics - Computers and Art

Module Description

Object of this seminar is to discuss some methods for quantifying the term of beauty in various artistic areas. Thereby we will analyse how aesthetics can be understood in numerical meaning and research which existing methods for quantifying beauty already exist. In this context one will process several papers.

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Nishiyama, M., Okabe, T., Sato, I., & Sato, Y. (2011, June). Aesthetic quality classification of photographs based on color harmony. In CVPR 2011 (pp. 33-40). IEEE.
Elgammal, A., Liu, B., Elhoseiny, M., & Mazzone, M. (2017). Can: Creative adversarial networks, generating" art" by learning about styles and deviating from style norms. arXiv preprint arXiv:1706.07068.
Neumann, L., Sbert, M., Gooch, B., & Purgathofer, W. (2005). Defining computational aesthetics. Computational aesthetics in graphics, visualization and imaging, 13-18.
Khan, S. S., & Vogel, D. (2012, June). Evaluating visual aesthetics in photographic portraiture. In Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Symposium on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization, and Imaging (pp. 55-62).
Li, C., Loui, A. C., & Chen, T. (2010, October). Towards aesthetics: A photo quality assessment and photo selection system. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM international conference on Multimedia (pp. 827-830).
Li, C., & Chen, T. (2009). Aesthetic visual quality assessment of paintings. IEEE Journal of selected topics in Signal Processing3(2), 236-252.
Mai, L., Le, H., Niu, Y., Lai, Y. C., & Liu, F. (2012, October). Detecting rule of simplicity from photos. In Proceedings of the 20th ACM international conference on Multimedia (pp. 1149-1152).
Mai, L., Le, H., Niu, Y., & Liu, F. (2011, December). Rule of thirds detection from photograph. In 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (pp. 91-96). IEEE.

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