Fractals and Art

This is the home of the IQP Fractals and Art, written by John Waymouth and Steve Conte.

Fractals are mathematically defined objects with self-similar detail on every level of magnification. In the past, scientists have studied their mathematical properties by rendering them on computers. Recently, artists have discovered the possibilities of rendering fractals in beautiful ways in order to create works of art. This project provides some background on several kinds of fractals, explains how they are rendered, and shows that fractal art is a newly emerging artistic paradigm.

The project is available in digital form as a PDF file. It was created with the intention of distribution on CD, in order to include various multimedia files. The contents of the CD may be accessed under this directory.