By J. Casti, A. Karlqvist

This name is the results of a one-week workshop subsidized through the Swedish examine corporation, FRN, at the interface among complexity and artwork. between others, it comprises discussions on even if "good" artwork is "complex" artwork, how artists see the time period "complex", and what poets attempt to show in be aware approximately complicated habit in nature

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38 James R Crutchfield As a first step to address this, in 1987 Bruce McNamara and I showed how one could extract from experimental data the underlying equations of motion, a compact representation of the governing forces [7]. Although our approach addressed certain issues of automated modeling, its main problem was that there appeared to be no way estimate from the symboHc equations of motion how much information processing was being performed by the system. To remedy this, in 1989 Karl Young and I introduced a method to reconstruct from observations the hidden computational mechanisms underlying unpredictable behavior [9].

26 FIGURE 2 John L. Casti Shapes in Sky and Water. At the same time, we also see a smooth transition from figure to ground as the shapes constituting the geese become background for the swimming fish. Our goal is to capture some of the structure of these transitions using topological quantities. The first step is to identify relevant sets X and Y whose elements are somehow "related" to each other through the engraving. The relation, whatever it may be, somehow encapsulates an important part of the connective structure of Sky and Water.

The power spectrum would look the same. Other measures of the intrinsic complexity of the music need to be incorporated into these studies to capture more of the complexity that engages the mind. The results of these studies then provide a basis for investigating whether there are any clear evolutionary advantages to heightened sensitivity to sound signals with these characteristic spectra. If so, then we could view one aspect of our particular musical appreciation as a by-product of adaptations that have developed for other reasons in the distant past.

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