Computers, Pattern, Chaos, and Beauty: Graphics from an Unseen World

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Courier Corporation, 2001 - Computers - 394 pages
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Combining fractal theory with startling computer art, this book reveals an entirely new way of seeing. Part I introduces computer graphics and the creative use of computers. Part II describes various graphical methods for representing and detecting patterns in complicated data. Part III illustrates simple techniques for visualizing chaotic behavior. "No human being should pass up the experience of stepping through the portals of this beautiful book . . ."-Martin Gardner, Scientific American. Over 275 illus., 29 in color.
  

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Filled with fun stuff for the programmer-artist-experimenter. Pickover is great - I love his enthusiastic pursuit of diverse interests (his fascination with life and everything in general) and his ... Read full review

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This book blew my mind when I was young, and is fairly responsible for much of what occupies my brain most days. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Clifford A. Pickover received his Ph.D. from Yale University and is the author of over twenty highly-acclaimed books on topics such as computers and creativity, art, mathematics, black holes, human behavior and intelligence, time travel, alien life, and science fiction. Pickover is a prolific inventor with dozens of patents, is the associate editor for several journals, the author of colorful puzzle calendars, and puzzle contributor to magazines geared to children and adults. The Los Angeles Times recently wrote, 'Pickover has published nearly a book a year in which he stretches the limits of computers, art, and thought.' Wired magazine wrote, 'Bucky Fuller thought big, Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both.' Pickover's computer graphics have been featured on the cover of many popular magazines and on TV shows. His web site, www.pickover.com, has received over a half-million visits.

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