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Binary Dust at the Hospital Club Tuesday on 18th April 2017


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Forms of Knowledge: Calculations and Creativity

In celebration of a new installation of work by glass artist Dr Shelley James, The Hospital Club hosted a panel discussion about the science and art of data with Professor Arthur I Miller, author of Colliding Worlds: How cutting edge science is redefining contemporary art and Gavin Starks, director of Dgen.

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Binary Dust at the Hospital Club Tuesday on 18th April 2017

  1. 1. data are emitted by people and machines translated into forms people and machines can use helping people and machines decide things that impact each of our worlds — and the whole world coaxing machines and people to emit more data
  2. 2. Three flames ate the sun, and big stars were seen Phil Archer Watching the Watchers James Bridle Pink Sheet Method Thickear Vending Machine Ellie Harrison The body Stanza
  3. 3. The Obelisk (2012) Fabio Lattanzi Antinori
  4. 4. The Clandestine Purse Natasha Caruana
  5. 5. Endless War Yoha with Matthew Fuller
  6. 6.
  7. 7. 1265 - 1321 Dante's Universe
  8. 8. 1520 Copernicus On the resolutions of the heavenly spheres
  9. 9. 1617 Robert Fludd The Metaphysical, Physical, and Technical history of two worlds, the Macrocosm and the Microcosm
  10. 10. 1750 Thomas Wright An original theory or new hypothesis of the universe A finite view of infinity
  11. 11. Large scale structure of the universe ~100M ly
  12. 12. 1845 William Parsons (drawing of the view through his telescope) 1889 Vincent van Gogh
  13. 13. Music of the spheres a music thought of not as an audible sound, but as a mathematical relationship
  14. 14. Atacama Large millimetre Array (ALMA), Chile
  15. 15. In the ‘data cube’ each ‘pixel’
 is a whole spectrum. Each pixel/spectra has been 
 transformed into a visible colour based on its redshift or blueshift. Selecting a pixel takes the radio 
 spectrum (light) and transforms it into sound. You can listen to, and explore, the structure of the spiral arms.
  16. 16. Monophony Pitch Chant Polyphony Harmony Madrigals Baroque Form Harmony Refinement Bach, Mozart, Handel Symphonic Operatic Romantic Beethoven, Wagner, Stravinsky Dissonance Mathematics Primes Messiaen, Glass Lattice Mass Grain Texture Cage, Wishart Dimensionality Curvature Gravitation Symmetry Manifold Spin ...? … 1400s … 1500s .... 1600s … 1700s … 1800s … 1900s … 2000s …
  17. 17. Music of the hypersphere?
  18. 18. Designing a soniverse
  19. 19. The mathematics of structure, as spoken through grains of rendered sound, hewn from binary dust... @binarydust