2 Day Workshops: Aug/ Sept2004; Nov/Dec2004; Mar/Apr2005 Exhibition and Lecture Series: May 2005 until +/- August 2008
Garden Door, by Michael Leyton
Bringing together 10 theorists and mathematicians of different domains, 10 artists of different media and presenting to 10 cultures of different natural languages. We are on a quest for excellence - investigating the encoding, creative and interpretive process by creating a series of original artworks inspired by imagery and mathematical relationships presented by theorists and mathematicians. A series of talks at international art museums discuss each participant's way of looking at all of these ways of looking. We will use this information, and relationships between the information, to develop a new evolving framework for museums, libraries and automated scientific experiments to identify the CONTEXT of meaningful information a special way using forms, textures and colors automatically generated by looking at patterns in mathematical descriptions.
The short list: (partial) Xu Bing, Elaine Chew, Jim Crutchfield, Aldo Gangemi, Ablade Glover, Adrienne Klein, Derek Leinweber, Michael Leyton, Monica Sand, John Simon, Glenn Starkman and more!
Examples of Topics: Boundaries, Consistency, Design, Forms Driven by Process, Hierarchy, Metaphor, the Measurement Problem, Modeling and Simulation, Pattern Recognition, Perception, Proportion, Sequence, Symbol, Understanding, Visual Language
; " The Spiral Array model (Chew, MIT Dissertation: "Towards a Mathematical Model of Tonality", 2000)  The Spiral Array illustration (Chew, 2003)  This illustration of the pitch spelling algorithm is excerpted and adapted from the poster (Chew & Chen: "Determining Context-Defining Windows: Pitch Spelling using the Spiral Array", ISMIR 2003).