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Martin received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1990, where he wrote his dissertation on the cultural work of the scientific concept of “emergence” in social philosophy and across the arts, 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 taught at ASU, U. Kentucky, Texas A&M, Eastern Kentucky University, Kettering University and other institutions.  He has written on, among other topics: Deleuze and FreudEzra PoundDuchamp and Thomas Pynchon, Samuel Beckett, John Cage, Kiki Smith, and the avant-garde architects Arakawa and Gins.  He recently published on emergent behaviors, visible in music notation, in jazz improvisation and composition, and currently researches the philosophical implications of the cognitive neuroscience of jazz improvisers.  Martin has programmed instructional software, theorized about hypermedia and interaction-design, and contributed articles on the problem of rigor in the use 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.  He has given invited lectures at Harvard University, Universidade de Sao Paolo (2x), University of Warwick, University of Bergen, Texas Tech, ASU Center for Nanotechnology and Society, The New School, The Sense Lab in Montreal, The Solomon Guggenheim Museum and other institutions.  Originally trained in jazz composition at the Berklee College of Music, he has returned (after thirty years) to performing in the Pittsburgh area. 

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