The contemporary technologies, involving AI, are opening the wide spectrum of possibilities to enhance creativity within the academic writing practice, which usually is seen as an individual process. Involvement of AI into the individual writing can be compared to utilizing random stimuli in enhancing creativity methodologies, such as The Creative Platform. The research is exploring the role of text-based stimuli in the practice of academic writing, generated by an AI during the work. By the term transcorporeal writing the authors present a collaborative writing practice involving a collaboration between the academic writer and AI.
The research question within this study is: How to practice transcorporeal writing, uniting the author and AI as a stimuli producer during the practice of creating the academic article? The data collected during the writing experiments in the research group was observations and notes of the group members and the samples of text developed by utilising AI as the source for stimuli. The AI used during this experiment is OpenAI’s GPT-3. The data is analysed from the perspective of the reflexive research, as the experiment is unfolded within the group of practitioners within performance art, academic writing and computer science.
In the discussion the findings are compared to the earlier study by Byrge and Hansen and their concept of The Creative Platform targeted at the interdisciplinary user. The novelty within our experiments is combating creative blocks within academic writing by involvement of the newest technological means. We aim to present an article themed around Transcorporeal writing, produced by transcorporeal means: involving humans and AI.
The research raises the new possibilities of creativity training in the process of individual practice of writing. The presented research would be interesting for all involved in writing practices and interested in methodologies for enhancing individual creativity.
Marija Griniuk is a Lithuanian artist and a PhD Candidate at the University of Lapland, Finland. Since 2020 she is a lecturer in the subjects of Innovations and Creativity at Vilniaus Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania. Her research concerns the new channels of performance documentation, derived from, usually invisible biometric data, such as brain activity.
Tue Brisson Mosich Msc in Computer Science and Performance Design. After many years of working with music, he now works with artists and in teaching/facilitating positions.