Make a square out of paper, and then trace around it so you can remember the size. Cut the original square in half. Then cut one of the halves in half. Then cut that half of a half in half. Keep going! With your first cut, you produced a half of the square. What part… Read More Exploration 6: Cutting Squares
This was our last class specifically addressing fractals, but we will be seeing fractals pop up from time to time as we talk about infinity in the next section of the class. The exploration for next week is a preview of our work on infinity. This week the class was focused on the Mandelbrot set,… Read More Class 4 materials and assignment
For next week, jot down some reflections on the following questions. Bring your answers to our next class. We will start the next class with talking about some of your ideas about infinity. Consider what we mean when we say “infinite” — what does it mean to you? What artistic works or visuals do you… Read More Exploration 4: The Infinite
This is a link to videos from a competition a number of years ago for videos responding to or on the theme of the powers of 10 video.
This week, we chatted about Droste effect and substitution fractals, then we explored powers of ten, and created a Menger sponge. You can find the notes and links projected in class here. Don’t forget the the first project is now due on the 27th! There is an exploration for next week on using computer programs… Read More Week 3: Links, materials, etc.
Check out this list of programs and apps that can be used to create fractals (the full list can be found here). Explore at least one of these programs to see what it does and what you can create, then enter a few responses! Chaos Pro. Freeware for Windows. Fractint. Freeware for Windows. There’s an add-on… Read More Exploration 3: Fractals with Computers
This week we created a dragon fractal, explored Fibonacci numbers, and drew some plants. Here are the videos/links/notes from class. You can use these to walk through anything that we did together! You have an exploration due next monday, see all the details here. Don’t forget that you have a project due in a couple… Read More Week 2 Notes and Resources
Find or draw a picture you like, with prominent parts inside its outline. The object can contain the parts, such as an owl’s head with two big eyes, or an open book with large illustrations. Or it can be made of the parts, for example, a word out of letters, or a window out of… Read More Exploration 2: Substitution Fractals
We will be using this website https://mathartdesign.wordpress.com for information, links, and other materials. Your projects and grades will be on the myLesley site for this course. Announcements will be posted on both websites (and sent to your lesley email). This first week we started to talk about fractals, working particularly on the Sierpinski triangle and the Koch snowflake. You… Read More Week 1 Information