October 05, 2005

A New Kind of Ringtone

Wolfram Research has now released what is, without question, the most convicing demonstration yet of the power and utility of Stephen Wolfram's New Kind of Science: a cellphone ringtone generator. I will be terribly, terribly disappointed if these don't contain subliminal commands furthering a plan for world domination.

Update, 21 October: By coincidence, I've just run across this paper reviewing the history of using cellular automata to generate music, by Dave Burraston and Ernest Edmonds. (Pulbic-access copies of related papers here, under "cellular automata and music papers".)

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