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Interconnected alchemy: an apparatus for alchemical algorithms

De Roure, David; Wilcox, Pip; Chamberlain, Alan

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David De Roure

Pip Wilcox

Alan Chamberlain alan.chamberlain@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

The trope of the fraudulent or occult alchemist, prevalent since the mediaeval period of alchemy’s introduction into European thought, belies the endeavour of practitioners from ancient Egypt onwards. Alchemists used observation, experimentation, and drew conclusions to understand the world around them. Notions of interconnectedness, harmoniousness and codification pervade the alchemical pursuit—and alchemy interconnects literature, art, mathematics, and music....One of our tools is "numbers into notes", a web app for algorithmic composition based on early mathematics, in which the role of the human is to parameterize the algorithm and map number ranges to musical notes

Publication Date Mar 3, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation De Roure, D., Wilcox, P., & Chamberlain, A. (2017). Interconnected alchemy: an apparatus for alchemical algorithms
Keywords Algorithm, Creativity, Music, Alchemy, Humanities
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Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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