Sound, Motion, Notation


  • Alan Turing's On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem (1936): Turing Machine can compute anything computable

  • Claude Shannon's A Mathematical Theory of Communication (1948): information can systematically be encoded

Information → Computation ⇒ Result


  • Computation is an abstraction of process

  • Information is an abstraction of meaning

Generalized concepts:

  • Model complex systems

  • Compress time and distance

  • The nature of intelligence itself


Channa Horwitz's Sonakinatography series (1968-2012)

Encoding Information

The key to my work is simplicity and complexity. I have been working with the premise that any complexity can be understood in it's simplest form. In my notations I am interested in breaking through the barrier of the different arts, because they all have a common language. In these notations I am searching for some connecting link to establish a clearer reality.1^1

~ Channa Horwitz (1974)


Quantitative Art

John F. Simon, Jr.'s Every Icon (1997-present)

  • Running since January 14, 1997, 9:00:00 pm.

  • Every Icon will make every black and white computer icon possible on a 32x32 grid within the next several trillion years.2^2



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