Feel Good Fractals: From Ocean Waves to
The WireFeel Good Fractals: From Ocean Waves to Jackson Pollock's ArtThe WireBenoit Mandelbrot first coined the term 'fractal' in 1975, discovering that simple mathematics rules apply to a vast array of things that looked visually complex or chaotic. As he proved, fractal patterns were often found in nature's roughness – in ...
Posted on 18 February 2017 | 2:37 am
The Dirty Projectors Go Solo - The New York
New York TimesThe Dirty Projectors Go Solo - The New York TimesNew York TimesDavid Longstreth makes music in a former cabinet-builder's workshop on the east side of Los Angeles, in an unlovely, industrial part of town. His studio sits ...and more »
Posted on 16 February 2017 | 2:00 am
48 Things We Learned from Scott Derrickson's
Film School Rejects48 Things We Learned from Scott Derrickson's 'Doctor Strange ...Film School RejectsMarvel's latest feature hits Blu-ray/DVD on February 28th, and among its many extra features is a commentary track from director Scott Derrickson. We gave it a ...and more »
Posted on 15 February 2017 | 9:06 am
The S&P 500 In February 2017: A Monte Carlo
Seeking AlphaThe S&P 500 In February 2017: A Monte Carlo SimulationSeeking AlphaThese problems include fat tails (leptokurtosis), serial correlation, and volatility clustering. If you have read Benoit Mandelbrot's book (with Richard Hudson), The (Mis)behavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence, then you should note ...
Posted on 1 February 2017 | 11:53 am
Southern Pines Tapped to Host Prestigious
Southern Pines PilotSouthern Pines Tapped to Host Prestigious TEDx TalkSouthern Pines PilotThe first TED Talks, staged in California in 1984, explored the possibilities of the compact disc and e-book, Lucasfilm's 3D graphics, and Benoit Mandelbrot's then-developing theory of fractal geometry. The main TED conference became an annual event in ...
Posted on 31 January 2017 | 9:37 am
TEDxDayton tickets available
TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 5:57 am
Alumni artists in residence exhibit at
Blanco states that, “The making of these works grew out of a desire to create a pictorial unity. Just as Benoit Mandelbrot saw order in the natural world with his ‘fractal geometry,’ so too was I seeing an order within the apparent, sometimes chaotic ...
Posted on 14 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
Benoît Mandelbrot’s Last Interview
In a 2010 interview with Errol Morris, filmed 18 days before Mandelbrot’s death, the legendary mathematician talks about his work and the origin of the word ‘fractal’ with which he will always be associated.
Posted on 19 November 2013 | 10:41 pm
MATHEMATICS is a curious subject. Though often classed as one, it is not really a science. That scientists use it to describe their interpretation of reality is not quite the same thing. Nor, though, is it an art—not, at any rate, in the modern meaning ...
Posted on 20 October 2010 | 10:00 am
BENOIT MANDELBROT – FRACTALS INTO INFINITY
CAMBRIDGE, MA – Benoit Mandelbrot, the father of fractal geometry, passed away into infinity. Benoit Mandelbrot passed away a few days ago on October 14, 2010. Since 1987, Mandelbrot was a member of the Yale’s mathematics department. He was a ...
Posted on 16 October 2010 | 10:00 am