Irreversible Noise, 28 May 2013

Can everything be then seen as a rhythm, a pattern that is beyond our comprehension, and exists independently of our knowledge of it?

Inigo Wilkins is a transdisciplinary researcher at the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College who addresses predictability, auditory cognition, topology and computation in relation to noise and music. He is a fellow working at Mute magazine and the Post Media Lab at Luneburg University. The event also featured new work by artist Mark Fell.

The event was the first in a series of events exploring the appearance and significance of fractal geometry in historical and recent art and design and took place in the context of a major collaboration with Melvin Moti. A unique local backdrop to this work was the story of Leeds-based physicists William Henry and William Lawrence Bragg, who were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1915 for their pioneering use of X-ray crystallography. This technique, which reveals the atomic structures of crystals, has underpinned major breakthrough work, including the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA.