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Chaos theory and geomagnetic pole reversals

Princeton University's annual Art of Science exhibition explores the interplay between science and art, with each piece in the exhibit revealing those moments of discovery when what you perceive suddenly becomes more than the sum of its parts.

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Chaos Theory: A mathematical concept that explains that it is possible to get random results from normal equations. The main precept behind this theory is the underlying notion of small occurrences significantly affecting the outcomes of seemingly unrelated events.

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I have always believed in it.Chaos is a sure shot sign that your mind is creating a beautiful universe that abides by order. Let's turn chaos productive.

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The Ambient Walkman

idea: sheet music becomes more + more illegible , symbolising the loss hearing and ability to clearly interpret sound

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The most beautiful equation is… The logistic map

The logistic map is one of the classic examples of chaos theory. How the population behaves turns out to be enormously sensitive to the value of r, in counterintuitive ways. If r is between 0 and 1 the population will always die, but if it is between 1 and 3 the population will approach a fixed value – and if it is above 3.56995 the population becomes wildly unpredictable.

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