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The beautiful math behind the ugliest music: Scott Rickard on TED.com

The beautiful math behind the ugliest music: Scott Rickard on TED.com

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Scott Rickard set out to engineer the ugliest possible piece of music, devoid of any pattern, using a mathematical concept known as the Golomb ruler. At TEDxMIA, he shares the math behind musical beauty (and its opposite). (Recorded at TEDxMIA, September 2011, in Miami Beach, Florida. Duration: 9:46) Watch Scott Rickard’s talk on TED.com, where []