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Self-similarity in Math, Nature and Art

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Self-similarity in Math, Nature and Art

Marymount Manhattan
221 East 71st Street
New York, New York 10021
September 30th, 2013 - October 31st, 2013
Opening: October 3rd, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.mmm.edu/departments/art/the-h...
COUNTRY:  
upper east side
PHONE:  
(212) 517-0400
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
Marymount Manhattan
TAGS:  
self-similarity, FRACTAL, digital, video-art, mixed-media, installation

DESCRIPTION

Self-similarity- the recursive repetition of a structure at different scales or places in a larger form- is ubiquitous in the natural and built environments. It is an emergent phenomenon, generating complexity from a simple initial pattern and a set of transformations on that pattern. Trees, clouds, and coastlines as well as skyscrapers, Hindu temples, and quilts all exhibit prominent self-similarity in repetition, branching patterns, curves, or substructures. Artists have long been fascinated with self-similarity as a means to generate intricate forms, as catharsis for obsessive compulsions, and as an organizing principle for their work.