OT: Stephen Wolfram Lectures at New England Conservatory 5:30pm tonight! (Wed 3/1) free
- Burners, Burnettes, Burnitrons, and Heavens-to-Burnitroid,
I'm going to the Stephen Wolfram Lecture at the New England Conservatory
tonight. Please come with.
He'll be speaking on how simple, deterministic, iterative programs can be
used to model and generate music (as well as most everything we know about
the natural sciences as well!) It's a bodacious claim, and he's either a
genius or a crackpot, so I figured you'd be interested.
He has authored the 1200+ page book, "Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of
Science" (and "Mathmatica".) ANKS is all about how simple, deterministic,
iterative programs are relevant to *everything*. Check out more at his
New England Conservatory
Wednesday, March 1st
Interdisciplinary Connections: Generating Music with A New Kind of Science,
Stephen Wolfram, guest lecturer
Dr. Stephen Wolfram will talk about his book A New Kind of Science and show
how remarkably simple programs in his "computational universe" capture the
essence of the complexityand beautyof many systems in nature and art. Dr.
Wolframs generative model will be demonstrated through the performance of
a collaborative musical work by Peter Overmann, director of Software
Technology in Mathematica and Katarina Miljkovic, NEC faculty. Music will
be performed by Joshua Weilerstein, violin, Angela Kim, piano, Tim
Sciascia, Mary-Joy Patchett, Alex Kunzelman, and Derek Beckvold, saxophone.
This event is sponsored by the NEC Theory department.
P.S. I'll be the tall one in a leather jacket.