Projects fail all the time, usually resulting in one department blaming another, who then ends up blaming a vendor, who then usually blames the software.
3 Dimensional Fractals and the Search for the 'true' 3D Mandelbrot Three Dimensional Fractal Mappings Years ago, many fractal enthusiasts viewed these intricate and majestic patterns and thought "Wouldn't this be incredible in 3-D?". Dozens of methods have been developed to view fractals in an arbitrary number of dimensions. Quaternions are 3D shadows of 4D Julia Sets, which, if sliced in a plane, reveal the corresponding 2 dimensional Julia Set. Other attractive developments include 'Quasi-Fuchian" fractals and the recent popularity of the 'Mandelbulb " 3D Mandelbrot - which was exclusively discovered and implemented collaboratively by the inquisitive genius folks at Fractalforums.com .
Posted: August 30th, 2009 | Author: Manuel Lima | Filed under: Uncategorized | – “The purpose of visualization is insight, not pictures” Ben Shneiderman (1999) – Over the past few months I’ve been talking with many people passionate about Information Visualization who share a sense of saturation over a growing number of frivolous projects. The criticism is slightly different from person to person, but it usually goes along these lines: “It’s just visualization for the sake of visualization”, “It’s just eye-candy”, “They all look the same”. When Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viégas wrote about Vernacular Visualization, in their excellent article on the July-August 2008 edition of interactions magazine, they observed how the last couple of years have witnessed the tipping point of a field that used to be locked away in its academic vault, far from the public eye.
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Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering Core Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Big Data Science & Engineering (BIGDATA) Solicitation 12-499