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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2019 ➔ Compressed realities


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Archit Kaushik (designer)
Ernesto Klar (thesis advisor)


May 21 2019


Compressed realities is a body of work that engages with the current conversations around randomness. The term randomness has been used rather loosely in pop culture and scientific references. It is often used to describe events that escape human logic. This is because there are different varieties of randomness. Epistemological arguments describe randomness to be a lack of a discernable structure, metaphysics qualify randomness as having no causal law determining it’s behaviour. According to algorithmic information theory, true randomness can only be achieved through maximum compression of information. On the other hand human programmable systems are incapable of producing random results. This paper attempts to find commonalities across these different domains of study and reflect on computational representation of randomness concurrently.



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