Artifact Details

Title

Mandelbrot at the Museum

Catalog Number

102672040

Type

Still Image

Publisher

The Computer Museum

Place of Publication

Boston, MA, US

Dimensions

overall: 5 in x 7 in

Description

B&W image of Dr. Oliver Mandelbrot and Dr. Oliver B.R. Strimpel. They are standing in front of a picture of the earth .
Verso: "Associate Director and Curator of The Computer Museum, Dr. Oliver B.R. Strimpel, and Harvard University Professor, Dr. Benoit B. Mandelbrot, also an IBM Fellow at the AThomas J. Watson Research Center, are shown standing with "Fractal Planetrise" an artificial computer generated landscape in "The Computer and the Image," a major gallery at The Computer Museum. Fractals are mathematical objects developed by Dr. Mandelbrot and have been used as models of natural phenomenan(sic) such as turbulent fluid flow and the shapes of rivers and coastlines. Fractals have recently played a role in the synthesis of articficial landscapes for the film insudtry."

Category

Photograph

Lot Number

X7413.2015