Self-Similarity: Fractals, Frameworks, Broken Pasts, and Electric Sheep

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Friday, March 20th, the LCVA presents the first of its 2015 Salons, “Self-Similarity: Fractals, Frameworks, Broken Pasts, and Electric Sheep.” Inspired by the conversation-based learning exchanges of the Enlightenment era salon, LCVA Salons explore diverse interdisciplinary topics prompted by the art work on view in the museum galleries.

The Salon opens at 5 pm, the conversation begins at 5:30 pm. A brief reception will follow.

“Self-Similarity” delves into fractals, which are widely represented in the natural world, human behaviors, and mathematics. Guests include software artist Dr. Scott Draves, who wrote the Fractal Flames code that powers Electric Sheep, currently on view at LCVA as part of its Artificial/Life exhibition, Dr. Edward L. Kinman (Professor of Geography and Earth Science/Assistant Dean for Assessment and Program Improvement for Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences, Longwood University), Dr. Leigh Lunsford (Professor of Mathematics, Longwood University), and Dr. Walter S. Witschey (Research Professor of Anthropology and Geography, Longwood University).