Digital Mantras: The Languages of Abstract and Virtual by Steven R. Holtzman

By Steven R. Holtzman

This paintings synthesizes principles from a couple of assorted disciplines to reach at a philosophy of creativity for the electronic age. Drawing rules from tune, computing, paintings and philosophy, it explores the combination of desktops into the inventive procedure. It indicates how pcs may perhaps swap the way in which we create. The ebook appears on the use of constitution within the improvement of human languages, within the philosophy of Buddhist monk Nagarjuna and linguist Ferdinand de Saussure, within the song of Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern, within the work of Wassily Kandinsky, and the grammars of Panini and Noam Chomsky. It then turns to using desktops for construction summary and digital worlds in language, song, artwork and digital truth, and surveys the paintings of AI pioneer Terry Winograd, composers Gottfried Michael Koenig and Iannis Xenakis, and artist Harold Cohen. the realization discusses the cultured implications of those new worlds and introduces the concept that of electronic expression

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Halfway around the circle, that is, six scales away, the scales begin to come closer again and share more and more notes with the initial scale. Not only is the note six semitones from any given note the furthest note, but the scale based on it is also the furthest scale­ that is, the least similar. , 12, �, 2, �! 4 The twelve major scales following the circle of fifths. In summary, there are two special characteristics about the interval of the fifth. ( 1) Moving by this interval, a sequence of notes is created in which each of the twelve notes will be arrived at once before any note is arrived at a second time.

An even more ambitious goal was to find the source of all languages, the "original" human tongue. Sanskrit was the key to this search, for it made clear similarities among the three oldest known languages-Sanskrit, Greek, and Latin-that were not evident when comparing just Greek and Latin. Two of the earliest Sanskrit grammars published in English were W. Carey's Grammar for the Sanskrit Language in 1806 and C. Wilkins's Grammar of the Sanskrit Language in 1 808. Both Carey and Wilkins studied with living pundits in India.

Two of the earliest Sanskrit grammars published in English were W. Carey's Grammar for the Sanskrit Language in 1806 and C. Wilkins's Grammar of the Sanskrit Language in 1 808. Both Carey and Wilkins studied with living pundits in India. Franz Bopp's The Sanskrit Conju­ gation System of 1 8 1 6 compared the conjugation system of Sanskrit with Germanic, Greek, and Latin. During the first half of the nineteenth century, the most important work in comparative linguistics was by Jacob Grimm. His work re­ flected a swelling national pride in Germany and included a study of the German language, a study of German mythology, and, in col- Copyrighted Material 40 Nagarjuna laboration with his brother Wilhelm, a German dictionary and a col­ lection of German folk tales, Gemzanic Grimm's Fairy Tales.

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