Piero Scaruffi (born in Trivero, Italy, in 1955, but based in California since 1983) is an Italian music historian. Trivero ( Piedmontese: Trivè) is a Comune (municipality in the Province of Biella in the Italian region Piedmont Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. He has also written scientific and philosophical essays about cognitive science and is an amateur poet. Cognitive science may be broadly defined as the multidisciplinary study of mind and behavior A poet is a person who writes Poetry. Etymology From the Ancient greek: ποιέω, poieō: "I make or compose"
Scaruffi has lectured on the history of knowledge subject, but is more famous as a historian of modern music. Knowledge is defined ( Oxford English Dictionary) variously as (i expertise and skills acquired by a person through experience or education the theoretical or practical understanding
He has self-published books on the history of rock music, avant garde music, jazz, and modern popular music. Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Avant-garde music is a subjective term that can be used in different ways Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Popular music is Music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more His most popular book is A History of Rock Music (2003), a thick scholarly work that spans 50 years of the genre. His writings on music are hosted online on his website, scaruffi. com, and includes a history of jazz and a history of modern classical music. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Classical music is a broad term that usually refers to mainstream music produced in or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and Secular music The website, especially its music section, was the subject of an article in the New York Times on October 15, 2006.
His rock history has become slightly famous over the Internet partly because of its controversial ratings, which often differ greatly from most of the music press and the mainstream. The Internet is a global system of interconnected Computer networks The most significant example is his page about the Beatles, who, in Scaruffi's opinion, are the most overrated band ever. He writes: "The Beatles most certainly belong to the history of the 60s, but their musical merits are at best dubious. "
Piero Scaruffi researched in artificial intelligence from 1987 until 1996, both in the corporate and academic world (with stints as visiting scholar at the MIT and at Stanford University). Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University or simply Stanford, is a private Research university located in Afterwards, he conducted independent research on neuroscience, that resulted in his books Thinking About Thought (2003) and The Nature of Consciousness (2006) and lectures at several academic institutions. Neuroscience is a field devoted to the scientific study of the nervous system
His basic tenet is that consciousness is due to a general property of matter. This line of research led him to revisit physics. Physics (Greek Physis - φύσις in everyday terms is the Science of Matter and its motion. His most important contribution is a theory of how quantum mechanics could be an emergent phenomenon due to the "ripples" caused by the observer traveling through spacetime . Quantum mechanics is the study of mechanical systems whose dimensions are close to the Atomic scale such as Molecules Atoms Electrons
Believing that one cannot understand the human mind without first understanding what the human mind does, and that, fundamentally, the human mind creates civilizations, he also embarked in a study of the history of knowledge.
He has been on the board of the art magazine Leonardo (MIT Press) and has chaired events of Leonardo's Bay Area Scientists Working Group aimed at bridging the gap between the arts and the sciences . The MIT Press is a University press affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT in Cambridge Massachusetts ( USA)
His metaphysics is based on his studies in Physics. Metaphysics is the branch of Philosophy investigating principles of reality transcending those of any particular science Scaruffi reached the conclusion that Relativity Theory is about the universe, about the dimensions of existence, whereas Quantum Theory is about the human world of objects, about the world of "sizes". This page is about the scientific concept of relativity for philosophical or sociological theories about relativity see Relativism. Relativistic spacetime is the equivalent of an ocean, and quantum values are the equivalent of the ripples caused by an object moving through the ocean of spacetime: Relativity is the theory about the ocean, and Quantum Theory is the theory about the ripples. Quantum Theory describes the ripples caused in spacetime by energy-matter in motion.
His most notable poem is widely considered "Dialogo degli Amanti/ Dialogue of the Lovers", a dialogue among three characters (identified as "m", "f" and " ", the third one being probably a reference to a superhuman entity).
In 2007 he came third in the first Fog City Writers poetry contest.