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The art of fractal landscapes

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2 Author(s)
Musgrave, F.K. ; Yale University, Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics, Box 2155 Yale Station, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA ; Mandelbrot, B.B.

Synthetic images of fractal landscapes have moved beyond science to enter the domain of “art for art's sake.” We discuss some of the ramifications of this artistic aspect: improving the fractal description of terrains, adding fractal textures to surfaces, and using parallel computers. We illuminate the peculiarities of attaining artistic self-expression in representational imagery purely through formal logic, and discuss its import.

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IBM Journal of Research and Development  (Volume:35 ,  Issue: 4 )