Faculty Advisor

Bianchi, Frederick W.


This project is an analysis of biological evolution and a mapping of those concepts to the progression of electronic musical devices. All living organisms are comprised of extremely complex components shaped through the random selection of the evolutionary process. The same ideas of design hold true for complex synthetic objects as well. By examining the driving forces behind biological evolution and finding similar concepts behind the cumulative changes of electronic musical devices over time, we will try to locate any parallel developments.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts