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Images: A fractal gallery

Fractals--complex mathematically generated shapes and patterns--are among the most intriguing forms of computer-generated art. There are a dozen or more different types of fractals in the collection of fractal images created by J.C. Sprott, professor of physics at the Madison campus of the University of Wisconsin. Sprott says he produces all of these fractal patterns differently using custom software that he wrote, mostly in PowerBASIC.

J.C. Sprott

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...