The Science of Music and Algorithms

“I can understand why it’s an issue if you’ve got an extremely romanticized view of what art is,” he says. “But Bach peed, and he shat, and he had a lot of kids. We’re all just people.” – David Cope, UC Santa Cruz, emeritus professor “To some extent, this match is a defense of the … Read moreThe Science of Music and Algorithms

The algorithm that won an Oscar

Hollywood likes a good explosion.  Now, with the help of an open source algorithm called Wavelet Turbulence, filmmakers can digitally create pyrotechnics that were formerly time-consuming and difficult to control. UCSB’s Theodore Kim (along with three collaborators) picked up the Academy Award in Technical Achievement for Wavelet Turbulence. So far, it has been used in over 26 … Read moreThe algorithm that won an Oscar