Robert P. Munafo, 2010 Sep 20.

Art Matrix (also called ARTMATRIX) was a business devoted to fractal art and educational resource materials. Owned and operated by Homer W. Smith and Jane E. Staller, it origined with early fractal exploration work being performed by the owners in connection with their work at the Cornell National Supercomputer Facility.

Originally doing business entirely through the mail (via an address in Ithaca, NY), Art Matrix eventually established an internet presence at (Another site,, became defunct in 2006)

A memorable image
A memorable image
r@@@@"" -:_/mc _.'_%$@@@@@@@@@@@* :. 'YLm[ 'Y@F.,md@ "@@"` ^"*@em./@FY@@@@@@@@@@Ca/bdCe@@L,a_ '\/./m_m/^YY@@@ m_/C\__, vem __:@@@@~'"@)Y@@@@@@Fd@mL^YF@@@Fbd^_vd@@@@@@d- '^ " "^ *@@@eam@ec d@@@@**@b@@@FF$%$@@;*FY^`.mYdc/@C@@d@bdF@@r__, *T@@@C@b@@b/@%eL *`@ ""$@@@Y^^\ ._ '""'@@C@@@@@@@@@@*"C :mr@@)@@@@@@@@@@"- '"*@@\`.m@`:bb .e%@b$@@@@@@@**^`_ _a, '^.'^$@@@@@@@b:,` -ma__ ^$@F .@@ '@@ -d@@FYm@@"$@@$Y@mF-,/d*_ v_, -*m@@@F@F@C@C ]be'"Y@e,:@@,'@F.@@F.:@@F``._,^-*@*^-F@@d@@F"* m@\dbd@/;@@@b@@@b-,"Y@e'Y@m,"@e.@[d@@ m@F^_e@F*`ac .-m/@F@@b;r, '^@@@dYY%'`^F*@@m__^Yb,"@@e'$d^a@@,:@"_dF*^_dd@- '*"$@;-d*@d, -*Y@F"_'`^ .'`"*Y@bmdY[:@@FF@CTYFdm[*^^aa@@*^ ._ve/b@@F@@d@be )c/"@)@dm- addb@mmm_L%%^@@TCd@@@@@@@(@@@F*^/__e@d@@@@@L%@@@@@@@ @@@mC@@Y"` ._L__d`^^"*Y@@bm@@@@@F@@@@@@@@_d****^^'`""@@C/@@@@@@@ @@@@@@@@b@c,^^**FFFF\)e%@ad@@@F ]@@@@@T@^**d@@@@@dm,'T"@@@@@@@@ @@@@@@@@$%@@aea_aeemdF"/@%d@@@@mmd@@@@"@@@mmaa__.\\^' mb@@@7Y@@ @@@@@@@CCY@@@F@***^^_ad@@@@d@@@@@@@@F/@@_LL^^"**Y@*"` '"YFF$@L^* @"@$@d@@@F*^*- .aem@F^^_mr@*Ymd@@@@@@@;Yd^**bbec. . .,m,-vd@rr- -:$@d"-%@_mm v@*^`ad@*^d@ Y@F^/Ye/*@b,"@m,'"Y@@m@;_:$/dY@@@).. '^:$@@@F^*`., '^_d@**`_d@`:@F d@ T@,^Y@e'*@m, '@@@*@@@,d]@FF*d^ .mmaFFY@@Faambr._%' _m@@Y`:$@c:@@`:@@e YY@e/"Y d@@@bdb@@@@*m- '^ ad* -@YFm@@@bm@F*d@@@^^ :@@`:@F`.$@@, '"*"` _^T@@@@@@@@$a,a_ ^ ' aamd@@@@@bC7@C^^` 'T@`'@".-d@@mm ._ -(@@@@@@@@@@d@@"- .$vm@@@@@@@@@@@@b.m- _ _ _addY@@@m_'@ac.\^$@^@@@@F$@@@_c `-@@C@F@@Y@@$@(vY%^ .$bYe]d@b$Cm@@@@$bdm@@@C^'*"F*"Y@Y@e.a \r__. '$@@@@@@*-^$*F@@@@dedF@@@@@@@@@@dd@med@@@C-`^ '""` `'d@^^ @@@@@ba**"" -"" '_^@F""@"T"^b@@@@@@@@@@dd@C'*TFmm, -d@@- *"'~'-'*- -*"'- '`'-***********^~^'^` '" ^^ -"***" -0.124422584272 + 0.839099344521 i @ 1.49e-10, nmax: 5000

One of the ARTMATRIX postcards featured this memorable example of rotational symmetry arising from bifurcation. This island is in R2.1/3.C(1/2).

revisions: 19961104 oldest on record; 20100920 add URLs, brief history and image; 20100922 add R2.1/3.C(1/2) link

From the Mandelbrot Set Glossary and Encyclopedia, by Robert Munafo, (c) 1987-2017.     Mu-ency index

Robert Munafo's home pages on HostMDS   © 1996-2017 Robert P. Munafo.
aboutcontact    mrob    mrob27    @mrob_27    mrob27
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Details here.

This page was written in the "embarrassingly readable" markup language RHTF, and was last updated on 2017 Feb 02. s.11