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Real Time Systems

I read the news today oh boy

Four thousand holes in Blackburn

Lancashire

And though the holes were rather small

They had to count them all

Now they know how many holes it takes

To fill the Albert Hall

I’d love to turn you on

Presently it will be accepted that art is an archaic information processing system, characteristically Byzantine rather than inefficient. To emphasize this cybernetic analogy, programming the art system involves some of the same features found in human brains and in large computer systems. Its command structure is typically hierarchical.1 At the basic level artists are similar to programs and subroutines. They prepare new codes and analyze data in making works of art. These activities are supervised by metaprograms which consist of instructions, descriptions, and the organizational structures of programs. Metaprograms include art movements, significant stylistic-trends,

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