I’ve blogged about fractals before, and someone recently sent me this BBC video discussing fractal images as art and their creators as artists. It’s nice and, perhaps, worth a few moments of your time, today.
The only thing I don’t like about the video is the title: “The art of mathematics”, and the speaker gets to the reason why just a bit. While the images are beautiful, to connect the phrase “the art of mathematics” with these images — or even with only the fractal/dynamic system mathematics behind the images — is to do a disservice to mathematics. For more, let me refer the reader to a book (the frequent target of my references): The Art of Mathematics by Jerry P. King (not the book by Bela Bollobás, which I have not read).
Here’s the video: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7617191.stm
By the way, I mentioned aboved that I have blogged about fractals before. Here are those entries, for those interested in a religio-mathematical diversion today…