Cross-referencing David Bowie’s songs against their chart success to produce a perfect Bowie song – http://newslite.tv/2009/08/26/scientist-writes-ideal-david-b.html
For me that song is “Ashes To Ashes”, though. 😉
If art is ideologically normative representation then this US Military simulation of the world is contemporary art of the highest order – http://therearenosunglasses.wordpress.com/2009/08/22/sentient-world-war-games-on-the-grandest-scale/
And the brain may be a Bayesian Probability engine (much as it used to be clockwork, or a computer?) – http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/the_prophetic_brain/
The layered feedback model of perception has long made sense to me from my study of art, and I think that Minsky’s “Society of Mind” is an idea worth revisiting with a statistical rather than rule-based basis.