Sunday, January 06, 2008

Fractal Art Competition

I've been a fan of fractals since I was about twelve years old. I would hang out in the labs in the Computer Science department at Duke where they had a Mac that had an application used for exploring Mandelbrot sets installed on it. Macs were very slow 20 years ago and sometimes I would wait over an hour just to see the next zoomed-in image rendered. Fortunately, I invariably had a science fiction novel handy, so I didn't mind the wait.

Since then, I've continued my appreciation and for the last several years, I've ordered fractal wall calendars. Thanks to reader, DM, I was able to see the entries for the 2007 Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest. I urge all of you to take a look, because they are stunningly beautiful.

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