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-Ever since the mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot geometrically described structures in nature as ‘self-similar systems’ in „How Long Is the Coast of Britain? Statistical Self-Similarity and Fractional Dimension“ a paper published in 1967, fractal structures have remained a subject of artistic enquiry. Strange attractors in their quality of chaotic fractals constitute together with self-similar structures an important part of chaos research, and feature as core and lead theme of the exhibition.+Ever since the mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot geometrically described structures in nature as ‘self-similar systems’ in „How Long Is the Coast of Britain? Statistical Self-Similarity and Fractional Dimension“ a paper published in 1967, fractal structures have remained a subject of artistic enquiry. Strange attractors in their quality of chaotic fractals constitute together with self-similar structures an important part of chaos research, and feature as core and lead theme of the installation.
  
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 +„Strange Attractors"​ is about a generative system for sound and projections based on the analogue computer [[https://​paperpcb.dernulleffekt.de/​doku.php?​id=analog_computer:​analog_computer_main|Confetti]] (developed by the artist) that calculates these Strange Attractors.\\
  
-Seltsame Attraktoren“ (Strange Attractors) is about a generative system for sound and projections based on the analogue computer ​[[https://paperpcb.dernulleffekt.de/doku.php?​id=analog_computer:​analog_computer_main|Confetti - developed by the artist]] that calculates these Strange AttractorsThe title of the work refers to the mathematical term of the same name (David Ruelle ​Floris Takens, 1971) borrowed from chaos theory which describes physical laws of chaotic behaviour in dynamic processes. Based on strange attractors it’s possible to for instance to mathematically describe turbulent currents of liquids or gases that cannot otherwise by analytically captured due to their complexity and level of randomness.  +„Strange Attractors" rises the question if climate can be predicted, described by Julia Slingo, ​and Tim Palmer in [[https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3270390/|Uncertainty in weather and climate prediction]].\\
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-In the installation two Lorenz Attractors [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/​Lorenz_system]] are used to generate the sound and visualsEdward Lorenz formula describe the circulation of the layers of the atmosphere the installation  +
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 +The title of the work refers to the mathematical term of the same name (David Ruelle / Floris Takens, 1971) borrowed from chaos theory which describes physical laws of chaotic behaviour in dynamic processes. Based on strange attractors it’s possible to for instance to mathematically describe turbulent currents of liquids or gases that cannot otherwise by analytically captured due to their complexity and level of randomness. In the installation two [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Lorenz_system|Lorenz Attractors]] are used to generate the sound as well as the visuals. ​
  
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 +==== Acknowledgment ==== 
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 +The work was inspiret by the article "Die Chaos-Maschine:​ Analoge Computer wiederentdecken"​  
 +[[https://​www.elektormagazine.de/​magazine/​elektor-201109/​3939|Elector Magazine 09-10/​2011]] by Maarten H. P. Ambaum and 
 +R. Giles Harrison (Department of Meteorology,​ University of Reading, UK).\\ 
 +Most knowledge about analog computers are from the [[http://​www.analogmuseum.org/​english/​library.html|Analog Museum]].\\ 
 +The development of the [[https://​paperpcb.dernulleffekt.de/​doku.php?​id=analog_computer:​analog_computer_main| Analog Computer Confetti]] was supported by [[https://​artscienceblr.org/​|Art Science BLR]] and the [[http://​www.theisro.org/​|Indian Sonic Research Organization]] at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, and the [[http://​www.goethe.de/​ins/​in/​en/​bag.html|Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan]].\\ 
 +Thanks to David Farris and TEREZA ​ WATERS for helping with some mathematical problems.\\
  
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