cliff cliff at
Tue Apr 20 10:17:44 EST 1993

Some of you in the Westchester area of New York might find this talk at
a local library of interest:
Computers, Chaos, and Beauty:
Graphics from an Unseen World.
by Cliff Pickover
Friday, April 23, 8:00 pm.
Topics: Scientific Visualization, Computer Art, Fractals, and related.
John C. Hart Memorial Library
1130 Main Street
Shrub Oak, NY 10588
914 245-5262
Get ready for a roller coaster ride through the unpredictable and
exciting universe of computer graphics, mathematics, and computer art.
Here the emphasis is on creativity.  The talk presents novel techniques
for displaying complicated data in graphical forms that reveal hidden
relationships and highlight important patterns.  Sample recipes describe
how to detect patterns in phenomena as diverse as animal vocalizations,
molecular vibrations, and the DNA sequences of cancer-causing genes.
The final part of the talk illustrates methods for visualizing the
exotic manifestations of chaotic behavior.  Here is a smorgasbord of
topics, including chaotic eggs decorated with intricate tilings,
ornamental textures, biological forms spawned by feedback looks, and
computer-generated fossil seashells.  The future of computing and
computer art will also be briefly discussed.

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