Martin RosenbergResearch Associateat New Centre for Research and Practice (Retired)
Currently affiliated as a researcher with the New Centre for Research and Practice and the Center for Discursive Inquiry, School of Criticism, California Institute of the Arts, Martin E. Rosenberg wrote his dissertation on the cultural work across the arts of the scientific concept of “emergence,” beginning with Henri Poincaré, Henri Bergson, and Marcel Duchamp, and ending with Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Ilya Prigogine, Francisco Varela and Thomas Pynchon. He has published on Deleuze and complex systems theory with reference to Freud, Ezra Pound, Duchamp and Thomas Pynchon, Samuel Beckett, John Cage, Kiki Smith, as well as on embodied cognitive science and the avant-garde architects Arakawa and Gins. He also published on complex, emergent behaviors that are visible in music notation in jazz improvisation and composition, and, more recently, on the cognitive neuroscience of improvisation, and its philosophical implications. Martin has programmed instructional software, theorized about hypermedia and interaction-design, and contributed articles on the role of metaphor in trans-disciplinary inquiry. He co-directed the first completely digital global academic conference--AG3-Online: The Third International Arakawa and Gins: Architecture and Philosophy Conference. His work has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French and Hungarian. He has lectured at universities in Europe and South America as well as in the United States. Originally trained in jazz composition at the Berklee College of Music, he has returned (after thirty years) to performing in the Pittsburgh area.