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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 54 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Gaiam TV : 1994.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Nigel Lesmoir-gordon.
Participant or Performer Note:
Arthur C. Clarke, Ian Stewart, Benoit Mandelbrot, Michael Barnsley.
Summary, etc.:
The Colours of Infinity celebrates the discovery of the Mandelbrot Set at IBM Yorktown Heights on March 1st 1980 - one of the most profound and remarkable events in the history of mathematics. The film explores the revolutionary world of Fractal Geometry - its far-reaching and often unexpected implications - its powerful and revolutionary applications. The film is presented by Sir Arthur C Clarke. From his adopted home in Sri Lanka, Clarke leads us on a voyage of exploration into the strange and stunningly beautiful universe of the infinite Mandelbrot Set and to an understanding of the simple process that leads to its creation. He takes us on into the world of Fractal Geometry, showing the breadth and depth of the radical new ideas of today's Fractal Geometers.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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