Staying in CG: meet Julia Map, of Google ancestry. And since we’re here, read how the fractals changed the world –which was in a way also part of the obituary to Father Fractal, Benoit Mandelbrot, who passed away a couple of months ago; see a better one from the Economist. My own brief memories of him: I met Mandelbrot at a workshop on economics with heterogenous agents (WEHIA) at Essex University, back in 2005. Before his keynote speech, he introduced himself in the following very humorous way (paraphrasing): “Hi, I am Benoit Mandelbrot. And I am not dead yet. [pause] I tell you that because I have just met somebody in the corridor who told me: ‘OMG, you are Benoit Mandelbrot. I thought you were dead for a long time now‘ “.
Meet Jeremy Mayer, tamer of the typewriter.“I disassemble typewriters and then reassemble them into full-scale, anatomically correct human figures. I do not solder, weld, or glue these assemblages together- the process is entirely cold assembly. I do not introduce any part to the assemblage that did not come from a typewriter“.
Back to the traditional, but impressively executed: meet Camille Seaman.Fromthe “Last Iceberg series” statement: “Nick Cave once sang, ‘All things move toward their end.’ Icebergs give the impression of doing just that, in their individual way much as humans do; they have been created of unique conditions and shaped by their environments to live a brief life in a manner solely their own. Some go the distance traveling for many years slowly being eroded by time and the elements; others get snagged on the rocks and are whittled away by persistent currents. Still others dramatically collapse in fits of passion and fury.“