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African Fractals by Ron Eglash

African Fractals

Description : Fractals are characterized by the repetition of similar patterns at ever-diminishing scales. Fractal geometry has emerged as one of the most exciting frontiers on the border between mathematics and information technology and can be seen in many of the swirling patterns produced by computer graphics. It has become a new tool for modeling in biology, geology, and other natural sciences. Drawing on interviews with African designers, artists, and scientists, Ron Eglash investigates fractals in African architecture, traditional hairstyling, textiles, sculpture, painting, carving, metalwork, religion, games, practical craft, quantitative techniques, and symbolic systems. He also examines the political and social implications of the existence of African fractal geometry. His book makes a unique contribution to the study of mathematics, African culture, anthropology, and computer simulations.

Subtitle : Modern Computing and Indigenous Design

Authors : Ron Eglash

Published Date : 1999

Publisher : Rutgers University Press

ISBN : 0813526140

Page : 258 Pages

Categories : Mathematics

Total Download: 35

Filesize: 5 MB

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