Miles Thorogood

Designing metacreative tools

Computational Creativity, Artificial Intelligence, MIR, Soundscape Studies


mthorogo [at] sfu [dot] ca

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Miles Thorogood is a creative coder, educator and researcher in the Metacreation Lab at Simon Fraser University. At SFU he is part of a research team exploring the design and development of computationally creative systems, which are systems endowed with behaviours that would be considered creative if done by a human. His specific research models human perception and cognition of sound design and sound art practice to better understand the motivation and intention of creative process. The outcome of which is the development of computational assistive tools for culture and industry. Miles has exhibited interactive, tangible, and sound based works that are best known for the use of generative, AI, and ALife explorations of natural systems.


Eigenfeldt, A., Thorogood, M., Bizzocchi, J., Pasquier, P., (2014) MediaScape:Towards a Video, Music, and Sound Metacreation. Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts 6: (In Press, 14 pgs).

Mueller, F., Stevens, G., Thorogood, M., O Brien, S., and Wulf, V., (2007) Sports over a Distance. published in Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. Springer London. 11:633-645.

Eigenfeldt, A., Thorogood, M., Bizzocchi, J., Pasquier, P., Calvert, T., (2014) Video, Music, And Sound Metacreation, xCoAx 2014, Porto, Portugal. 321-333.

Thorogood, M., Pasquier, P., (2013) Impress: A Machine Learning Approach to Soundscape Affect Classification in a Music Performance Environment, NIME, Korea. 256-260.

Thorogood, M., Pasquier, P., (2013) Computationally Generated Soundscapes with Audio Metaphor, International Conference on Computational Creativity, Sydney, Australia. 1-7.

Thorogood, M., Pasquier, P., Eigenfeldt, A., (2012) Audio Metaphor: Audio Information Retrieval IN[A]MOMENT Sound and Music Computing, Denmark. 372-378.

Thorogood, M. A. (2007) Chatter and Listening: A Wireless Multi-node Sound Sculpture, Proceedings of Australian Computer Music Conference. 87-93.