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Here's How Brian Eno Inspired Theoretical Physics

It turns out the visionary experimental producer has had a “universal” influence.

Brian Eno’s generally been known to be a pretty brainy guy. Over the years his wildly creative ideas have helped to push music through the 20th and 21st centuries. And, as it turns out, it would seem that his ideas have helped in other disciplines as well. A new article in Nautilus, an interdisciplinary science magazine, recounts Eno’s influence on theoretical physicists in London. It tells the story of author Stephon Alexander’s relationship with Eno and how Eno’s ambient and generative works led him to his own discoveries about the universe.

For more Eno, check out this interview and this article that uses Oblique Strategies to critique his reissues.