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The Three Eminent and Enigmatic: Thomas Bayes, Alan Turing, and George Maciunas George Maciunas / Fluxus

Foundation Inc. is pleased to present the exhibition, T he Three Eminent and Enigmatic: Thomas Bayes, Alan Turing, and George Maciunas, in its newly renovated exhibition space at 454 West 19th St. New York, NY, March 23, 2012 -- The Three Eminent and Enigmatic: Thomas Bayes, A lan Turing, and George Maciunas Initial Beliefs + Recent Objective Data = A New and Improved Belief. -Bayes' Theorem P(A|B) = P(B|A) P(A)/P(B) George Maciunas / Fluxus Foundation Inc. is pleased to present the exhibition, T he Three Eminent and Enigmatic: Thomas Bayes, Alan Turing, and George Maciunas, in its newly renovated exhibition space at 454 West 19th St. The new science and experimental philosophy of Thomas Bayes, Alan Turing, George Maciunas share a fundamental unity in seeking the nodes, connecting lines, and points of intersection in a complex mass of relationships. As designers of desig n, these visionaries sought to diagrammatically organize the factual clusters of the universe. Thomas Bayes, 18th century English mathematician and nonconformist Presbyterian minister, developed an elegant statistical probability theory which provided a v ersatile way of optimizing ones suppositions to reach an accurate prediction. Ana logous to human learning processes, the profound power of Bayes Theorem lies in i ts methodology which can create models that learn and adapt to new information. Though historically regarded as a degenerate form of pseudoscience, Bayes Theorem has overcome its history to be used in a universal range of applications includ ing medical diagnosis, ecology, geology, computer science, artificial intelligen ce, machine learning, genetics, astrophysics,archaeology, psychometrics, educati on performance, sports modeling, and many more. Bayes Theorem was also used in the cryptoanalytic work of British mathematician, Alan Turing, to decipher the uncrackable German enigma code during World War II. L ike Bayesian inference, Alan Turing developed a conceptual machine developed with the aim to capture human thinking process. His Turing Machine has greatly contri buted to the field of artificial intelligence, and digital computing in this int ersection between human learning and mechanistic processes. The experimental works of Fluxus sage, George Maciunas, reflect the social and a esthetic culmination of these conceptual theories through his diagrammatic model s of information processing. Geared towards utopian solutions, his Learning Machi ne sought to replace linear text-oriented knowledge transfer with a more efficien t three-dimensional plan of knowledge. Maciunas aesthetic of organization reflect s an actus purus of unfragmented knowledge. In essence, these visionaries share the principle of Occams razor, entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem (entities should not be multiplied beyond ne cessity), in reducing complexity as structuring agents. As knowledge workers, Ba yes, Turing, and Maciunas created universal machines which reflect the intuitive c onnections between a model and its process. A man provided with paper, pencil, and rubber, and subject to strict discipline, is in effect a universal machine. Alan Turing. The Three Eminent and Enigmatic, organized and produced by Harry Stendhal, prese

nts a conceptual web exhibition to showcase the brilliant theories of these thre e individuals. The exhibition is also complemented by Three Paintings of Maciuna s from the 1950s, which may be regarded as the visual counterparts to Maciunas res earch on Eastern chirography and Western epistemological paradigms. The exhibiti on opens on March 9 and continues through April 28, 2012. George Maciunas Foundation Inc., 454 W19th St. New York, NY 10011, 212-675-4392, info@georgemaciunas.com | www.georgemaciunasfoundation.org George Maciunas Foundation Inc. is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. George Maciunas Foundation Inc. is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Internal Re venue Code Federal Tax Id Number: 26-3178359. George Maciunas Foundation Inc. is a public charity. Contact: Harry Stendhal George Maciunas Foundation Inc 454 W19th St New York, NY 10011 212-675-4392 info@georgemaciunas.com http://www.georgemaciunasfoundation.org/