The beautiful math behind the ugliest music
Scott Rickard set out to engineer the ugliest possible piece of music, devoid of repetition, using a mathematical concept known as the Costas Array. In this talk, he shares the math behind musical beauty (and its opposite). (Filmed at TEDxMIA.)
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