I am interested in the transmutation of information from one form to the other. I am intrigued by the concept that there are structural qualities of data which are noisy manifestations of some high-dimensional essences. I suspect that from patterns of these essences derive meaning, and that our cognition of events is one example of a system which can associatively compose and extract those meanings.
It is my desire to concentrate on this confused idea in graduate school, that I might one day be able to express it in clearer terms. In the meanwhile, I have experimented in small ways with different aspects of this interest.
I designed and taught a course at Stanford in fall 2022, coded ITALIC 99: Introduction to Algorithmic Composition. The materials for it, which for the better part of a year have been promised to my friend Gibson, are finally online.