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This site has been developed by Mike Sharples and Rafael Pérez y Pérez to promote the book Story Machines: How Computers Have Become Creative Writers, published by Routledge.

Mike Sharples is Emeritus Professor of Educational Technology at The Open University, UK. He is the author of How We Write: Writing as Creative Design. His other works include Computers and Thought: A Practical Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and over 300 books and papers on artificial intelligence, computers and writing and educational technology. His website is

Rafael Pérez y Pérez is a full Professor at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana at Cuajimalpa, México City. He specializes in computational creativity, particularly models for narrative generation, and has led the Association for Computational Creativity. His works include MEXICA: 20 Years – 20 StoriesCreatividad Computacional and diverse papers on artificial intelligence and computational creativity. His website is