In early November, I will be giving a talk during a special session on Mathematics and the Arts at the AMS Sectional Meeting in Richmond, Virginia. My talk is titled, The Confluence of Chaos and Computation in Generative Visual Art, and this is the abstract:
With the rise of accessible computation in the 1960s and 70s, practitioners of mathematics, statistics and physics were suddenly able to explore chaotic dynamical systems in new, powerful, and decidedly visual ways. At the same time, adventurous visual artists were adopting the computer as a new artistic tool in their repertoire, and from their ranks a few embraced chaos theory as a direct source of inspiration, imagery, and algorithms. I will discuss this confluence of mathematics and visual art and then illustrate its impact on my fine art practice.