John Whitney



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  • Title: TV NEEDS MTV LIKE MTV NEEDS COMPUTERS
    Writing Type: Essay
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    Exhibition: SIGGRAPH 1986: A Retrospective
    Abstract Summary:

    J. S. Bach’s last unfinished work, THE ART OF THE FUGUE, is a magnificent network of simple theme and variations that are interwoven, transposed, inverted, and retrogressed. Some believe that Bach’s counterpoint, which consists of a complementarity of voice-parts, exhibits an affinity with algorithmic computer-program instructions and procedures. I agree, and I believe that a video counterpoint offers a special complementarity between its own musical and its visual voice-parts.

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