Douglas Hofstadter

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  • ISEA1995

    Douglas Richard Hofstadter is director of the Centre for Research on Concepts and Cognition at the University of Indiana and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for his book Gide’, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid . He is one of the rare experts in the field of artificial intelligence and cognitive science whose writings are widely accessible to both a specialist and lay audience. His 1995 book Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought is a synthesis of twenty years of research into modeling human creativity using computers. Professor Hofstadter also wrote Metamagical Themas, and between 1981-83 he wrote a column for Scientific American, also called Metamagical Themas.


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