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Digital Mantras: The Languages of Abstract and Virtual Worlds

Steven R. Holtzman

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ISBN 10: 0262082284 / ISBN 13: 9780262082280
Published by Mit Pr, 1994
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Flat SIGNED by Steven Holtzman beneath a hand drawn representation (tetraktys) of the number 10. The volume is fine. The unclipped dust jacket has a scratch on the rear panel and a nick and crease at the bottom front corner as well as a nick and closed tear on the rear panel. The jacket is now protected in mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 1103270007

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Title: Digital Mantras: The Languages of Abstract ...

Publisher: Mit Pr

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition

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Detailing the potential for expression in music, art, philosophy, and more with the aid of computer technology, an exploration of digitally enhanced language, compositions, and creations discusses their implications and aesthetics


A fascinating commentary on the integration of computers into the creative process. Drawing examples from the history of the use of structure in fields as diverse as the development of ancient languages, the philosophy of a Buddhist monk, the linguist Ferdinand de Saussure, the music of Arnold Schoenberg, and the grammar of Noam Chomsky, in conjunction with examples of the implementation of computers in recent creative work in language, music, art, and virtual reality, Holtzman presents a new philosophy of creativity in the digital age.

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