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Mandelbrot: Art, Math, Science, and Works in Progress

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Mandelbrot Set

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The image here, generated from a relatively simple mathematical formula, has become iconic and permanently connected with the man who identified it: mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot. But its iconic nature has ended up leaving it an awkward no-man's land, dismissed by art critics as kitsch, and divorced from the underlying mathematics that generated it.

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