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Institution: Conservatorio Santa Cecilia Rome
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Antonio Piricone Lab 1


OBSERVATIONS: In a world leaning more and more towards noise in communication, creating a map that allows us to navigate and evaluate things is essential. Standards in their broad meaning may help us to go through an ocean of information, let us feel constrained, and yet allow us to go beyond, setting up eventually new standards.


CONTEMPLATIONS: From conclusion back to premises, it is fascinating to have a closer look at how we can eliminate irrelevancies & inconsistency and check at cross-references & potential controversial suppressed info. Formal logic, sixteenth-century counterpoint, and computer coding have been great comparative examples to understand the interrelation and commonalities upon which these three very different subjects create an incredible variety of creative outcomes and ramifications through the base of apparently rigid rules. Each practice revealed to me the delicate balance to what logically possible and empirically possible may embody.


INTERROGATIONS: Is there a saturation point where the law of formal logic, based on a science that is old enough by now, can disclose a different and perhaps innovating approach in thinking? Which implication may this have on the process and outcome of artistic research? The 'process' to me remains yet the most crucial part of the journey.


REFLECTION KEYWORDS: Ampliative, Code, Conflict, Critical Reasoning, Empirically Possible, Error (vs) Information, Logical possible, Principle of Charity, Structure.