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proBaBly/poSSiBly? – an immErSivE intEraCtivE mEdia CompoSition and viSual/aural Quantum SynthESizEr that SplitS a hydroGEn-liKE atom’S ElECtron into SupErpoSition ComBininG variouS orBital ShEllS Joann Kuchera-Morin, Luca Peliti and Lance Putnam

PROBABLY / POSSIBLY? is an immersive, visual, aural, interactive, composition/installation that tracks the probability currents and gradients of a hydrogen-like atom’s electron while in superposition, combining two to three different probability wave functions according to the time dependent Schrodinger equation. Spin on the x-axis of the electron is displayed through different hue-color combinations that show spin-up and spin-down of the electron, resulting in a possibility of up to 6 spin relationships on the x-axis alone, among the three wave function combinations. We present our studies in composing elementary wavefunctions of the hydrogen-like atom and identify several relationships between the physical phenomena and musical composition that has helped the process. The hydrogen-like atom accurately describes some of the fundamental quantum mechanical phenomena of nature and supplies the composer with a set of well-defined mathematical constraints that can create a variety of complex spatiotemporal patterns. PROBABLY/POSSIBILY? explores the visual/aural appearance of these various combinations of two and three wavefunctions of an electron with spin in a hydrogen-like atom, highlighting the resulting symmetries and symmetry changes as visual/aural narrative.

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Exhibition Catalogue ISEA2017  

Catalogue of the International Symposium on Electronic Arts ISEA2017 and the International Image Festival. See the Design Case 'Experiments...

Exhibition Catalogue ISEA2017  

Catalogue of the International Symposium on Electronic Arts ISEA2017 and the International Image Festival. See the Design Case 'Experiments...

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