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This article is from the sci.fractals FAQ, by Michael C. Taylor and Jean-Pierre Louvet with numerous contributions by others.

75 Are there any special notices? (Fractal)

From: Lee Skinner <LeeHSkinner@CompuServe.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 12:37:33 -0500
Subject: Explora Science Exhibit

Explora Science Exhibit

The newly combined Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of
Albuquerque had its Grand Opening on Saturday October 25 1997. One of
the best exhibits is one illustrating fractals and fractal art.
Posters made by Doug Czor illustrate how fractals are computed.
Fractal-art images were exhibited by Lee Skinner, Jon Noring, Rollo
Silver and Bob Hill. The exhibit will probably be on display for about
6 months. Channel 13 News had a brief story about the opening and
broadcasted some of the fractal-art images. The museum's gift shop is
selling Rollo's Fractal Universe calendars and 4 different mouse-pad
designs of fractals by Lee Skinner. Two of the art pieces are
18432x13824/65536 Cibachrome prints using images recalculated by Jon

Lee Skinner


From: Javier Barrallo
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 1997 18:06:14 +0200
Subject: Mathematics & Design - 98

Second International Conference on Mathematics & Design 98

Dear friend,

This is to invite you to participate in the Second International
Conference on Mathematics & Design 98 to be held at San Sebastian,
Spain, 1-4 June 1998.

The main objective of these Conferences is to bring together
mathematicians, engineers, architects, designers and scientists
interested on the interaction between Mathematics and Design, where
the world design is understood in its more broad sense, including all
types of design.

Further information and a regularly updated program is available


We will be pleased if you kindly forward this message to colleagues of
yours who might be interested in this announcement.

Hoping to be able to have your valuable collaboration and assistance
to the Conference,

The Organising Committee
E-mail: mapbacaj@sa.ehu.es


From: John de Rivaz <John@longevb.demon.co.uk>

Mr Roger Bagula, publisher of The Fractal Translight Newsletter, is seeking
new articles. Write to him for a sample copy - he is not on the Internet -
and he appreciates something for materials and postage.

Mr Roger Bagula,
11759 Waterhill Road
CA 90240-2905


NOTICE from J. C. (Clint) Sprott <SPROTT@juno.physics.wisc.edu>:

The program, Chaos Data Analyzer, which I authored is a research and
teaching tool containing 14 tests for detecting hidden determinism in
a seemingly random time series of up to 16,382 points provided by the
user in an ASCII data file. Sample data files are included for model
chaotic systems. When chaos is found, calculations such as the
probability distribution, power spectrum, Lyapunov exponent, and
various measures of the fractal dimension enable you to determine
properties of the system Underlying the behavior. The program can be
used to make nonlinear predictions based on a novel technique
involving singular value decomposition. The program is menu-driven,
very easy to use, and even contains an automatic mode in which all the
tests are performed in succession and the results are provided on a
one-page summary.

Chaos Data Analyzer requires an IBM PC or compatible with at least
512K of memory. A math coprocessor is recommended (but not required)
to speed some of the calculations. The program is available on 5.25 or
3.5" disk and includes a 62-page User's Manual. Chaos Data Analyzer is
peer-reviewed software published by Physics Academic Software, a
cooperative Project of the American Institute of Physics, the American
Physical Society, And the American Association of Physics Teachers.

Chaos Data Analyzer and other related programs are available from The
Academic Software Library, North Carolina State University, Box 8202,
Raleigh, NC 27695-8202, Tel: (800) 955-TASL or (919) 515-7447 or Fax:
(919) 515-2682. The price is $99.95. Add $3.50 for shipping in U.S. or
$12.50 for foreign airmail. All TASL programs come with a 30-day,
money-back guarantee.


From Clifford Pickover <cliff@watson.ibm.com>

You are cordially invited to submit interesting, well-written articles
for the "Chaos and Graphics Section" of the international journal
Computers and Graphics. I edit this on-going section which appears in
each issue of the journal. Topics include the mathematical,
scientific, and artistic application of fractals, chaos, and related.
Your papers can be quite short if desired, for example, often a page
or two is sufficient to convey an idea and a pretty graphic. Longer,
technical papers are also welcome. The journal is peer-reviewed. I
publish color, where appropriate. Write to me for guidelines. Novelty
of images is often helpful.


The goal of my section is to provide visual demonstrations of
complicated and beautiful structures which can arise in systems based
on simple rules. The section presents papers on the seemingly
paradoxical combinations of randomness and structure in systems of
mathematical, physical, biological, electrical, chemical, and artistic
interest. Topics include: iteration, cellular automata, bifurcation
maps, fractals, dynamical systems, patterns of nature created from
simple rules, and aesthetic graphics drawn from the universe of
mathematics and art.


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