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The Resource The islands of Benoît Mandelbrot : fractals, chaos, and the materiality of thinking, Nina Samuel, editor

The islands of Benoît Mandelbrot : fractals, chaos, and the materiality of thinking, Nina Samuel, editor

Label
The islands of Benoît Mandelbrot : fractals, chaos, and the materiality of thinking
Title
The islands of Benoît Mandelbrot
Title remainder
fractals, chaos, and the materiality of thinking
Statement of responsibility
Nina Samuel, editor
Contributor
Curator
Editor of compilation
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Over the past few decades, the "pictorial turn" in the natural sciences, prompted by the computer's capacity to produce visual representations, has generated considerable theoretical interest. Poised between their materiality and the abstract level they are meant to convey, scientific images are always intersections of form and meaning. Benoît Mandelbrot (1924-2010), one of the best-known producers of digital images in scientific and industrial research, was particularly curious about the ways in which the materiality of scientific representation was able to influence the development of the ideas and abstractions the images embodied.Using images and objects found in Mandelbrot's office, this book questions the relationship between the visual and scientific reasoning in fractal geometry and chaos theory, among the most popular fields to use digital scientific imagery in the past century. These unpublished materials offer new connections between the material world and that of mathematical ideas. Work by Adrien Douady and Otto Rössler provides historical depth to the analysis"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
514/.742
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q223
LC item number
.I85 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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  • Samuel, Nina
  • Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture
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  • Mandelbrot, Benoit B.
  • Visual communication in science
  • ART / History / Contemporary (1945-)
  • SCIENCE / Chaotic Behavior in Systems
  • MATHEMATICS / Topology
Label
The islands of Benoît Mandelbrot : fractals, chaos, and the materiality of thinking, Nina Samuel, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot: Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking held at the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture from September 21, 2012 through January 27, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Susan Weber -- Introduction / Nina Samuel -- The visibility of islands: On imagination, seduction, and materiality / Nina Samuel -- Found images I, Islands of discovery: Sequentiality, scribbles, and the waster of thought process / Nina Samuel -- Pictures of a higher order / Matthias Bruhn -- Found images II, Order, disorder, beauty / Alan Norton with Nina Samuel -- Seeing order in disorder / Margarete Pratschke -- Found images III, Images of reality / Nina Samuel -- The fractal view: Nature in Mandelbrot's geometry / Jan von Brevern -- Found images IV, Pictures of chance / Nina Samuel -- Chains of chance: A convoluted history of pattern recognition / Wladimir Velminski -- Found images V, Scaling as pictorial strategy: Scale ambivalence and openness to interpretation / Nina Samuel -- Scalebound Bauhaus / Juliet Koss -- The eye is not specialized! Benoît Mandelbrot talks with Nina Samuel -- Bibliography -- Index -- Photographic credits
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9780300186437
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012017043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn785864568
  • (OCoLC)785864568
Label
The islands of Benoît Mandelbrot : fractals, chaos, and the materiality of thinking, Nina Samuel, editor
Publication
Note
This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot: Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking held at the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture from September 21, 2012 through January 27, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Susan Weber -- Introduction / Nina Samuel -- The visibility of islands: On imagination, seduction, and materiality / Nina Samuel -- Found images I, Islands of discovery: Sequentiality, scribbles, and the waster of thought process / Nina Samuel -- Pictures of a higher order / Matthias Bruhn -- Found images II, Order, disorder, beauty / Alan Norton with Nina Samuel -- Seeing order in disorder / Margarete Pratschke -- Found images III, Images of reality / Nina Samuel -- The fractal view: Nature in Mandelbrot's geometry / Jan von Brevern -- Found images IV, Pictures of chance / Nina Samuel -- Chains of chance: A convoluted history of pattern recognition / Wladimir Velminski -- Found images V, Scaling as pictorial strategy: Scale ambivalence and openness to interpretation / Nina Samuel -- Scalebound Bauhaus / Juliet Koss -- The eye is not specialized! Benoît Mandelbrot talks with Nina Samuel -- Bibliography -- Index -- Photographic credits
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9780300186437
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012017043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn785864568
  • (OCoLC)785864568

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