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Mandelbulb: The Unravelling of the Real 3D Mandelbrot Fractal Opening Pandora's Box For the Second Time ur story starts with a guy named Rudy Rucker, an American mathematician, computer scientist and science fiction author (and in fact one of the founders of the cyberpunk science-fiction movement). Around 20 years ago, along with other approaches, he first imagined the concept behind the potential 3D Mandelbulb (barring a small mistake in the formula, which nevertheless still can produce very interesting results - see later), and also wrote a short story about the 3D Mandelbrot in 1987 entitled "As Above, So Below" (also see his blog entry and notebook). Back then of course, the hardware was barely up to the task of rendering the 2D Mandelbrot, let alone the 3D version - which would require billions of calculations to see the results, making research in the area a painstaking process to say the least. So the idea slumbered for 20 years until around 2007. Full size shown here.

HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY! James Bridle – Waving at the Machines James Bridle’s closing keynote from Web Directions South 2011 was a a terrific end to an amazing couple of days, but don’t despair if you weren’t there. You can watch a full length video, or even read a transcript with the bonus of all the links James refers to. And if you want to be there next time around, make sure you are one of the first to hear about Web Directions South 2013! Transcript Thank you for having me. So it’s not actually the robot-​​readable world.

40 Crucial Lessons From The Most Famous Graphic Designers in History While graphic design can sometimes feel like a brand new industry, it’s actually quite the opposite. Graphic design is an industry that has been growing and changing for centuries at the hand of countless designers. So, to celebrate this rich and exciting history, we’ve compiled a list of 40 famous designers that have done their part in shaping graphic design in some way. From those who specialize in typography or magazine design, through to album covers and political posters, each of these people have made their mark on the industry and shaped it in some way through hard work and some great designs. With that, let’s have a look at 40 people who changed graphic design for good.

RARE pieces at AFFORDABLE prices Claire L. Evans: Greetings from the Children of Planet Earth In 1977, NASA sent a pair of unmanned probes named Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 into space. Among the infrared spectrometers and radio receivers included on each probe were identical copies of the same non-scientific object: the Voyager Golden Record. Sheathed in a protective aluminum jacket, the Record is a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk containing sounds and images chosen to portray the diversity of life on Earth: bird calls, whale songs, the sounds of surf, wind, and thunder, music from human cultures, and some 55 greetings in a range of languages, alive and dead. Like lonely time capsules, the records, aboard their still-functioning hosts, have long since left our solar system.

Listes noires Appels d’offres-Concours-Crowdsourcing Point de règlement de l’Appel à projets pour la création du logo et de la charte visuelle de Marseille-Provence 2013, capitale européenne de la Culture Un concours proposé par une association, comme celui d'une société ou tout organisme privé, n'est pas soumis aux règles des marchés publics. C'est donc le droit des contrats qui s'applique. Si un règlement ne prévoit rien à propos de l'obligation de choix parmi les propositions qui résultent du concours, l'émetteur du concours et libre de ne pas se justifier… The Curious Brain What a wonderful Festival it has been! It was better and even more impressive than the one last year. Basically it was huge. So many presentation to see, so many people to connect.

How the Cloud Broke Open Source This could be a rather deep topic to broach, so I’ll cut to the point. The cloud broke open source. This is how. I’ll always be proud of my years in the dotcom world. I worked on internet telephony years before Skype was even an NDA in the hands of a venture capitalist, and I revelled in the increasing breadth and scope of the engineering that was possible as the 90′s became the 21st century. At first, open source thrived on the web, and to be fair, it still does.

You don’t ‘own’ your own genes CCourt-proposed molecular points of distinction that allow claims on isolated DNA sequences. On the basis of two molecular changes (small circles) to a single phosphate and one hydroxyl group, the Federal Circuit suggested that a new DNA fragment is patentable subject matter. (Credit: Genome Medicine) code Bdale maintains a repository that contains the FreedomBox installer, Freedom Maker. You can grab those bits with git clone That code will install a minimum Debian box from which we can build upward! It requires a DreamPlug and a JTAG cable. This software is just a base Debian GNU/Linux install. It is aimed at sophisticated developers.