My blogging slows down in the summer when other projects get moved to the front burner. But I’m still lurking around.
The 2009 Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest exhibition begins in a little over a week in Hyderabad, India, at the 2010 International Congress of Mathematicians, although (so far) publicity for the event has been zilch. On the main BMFAC site, there has been no information whatsoever about the exhibition at the ICM — or, for that matter, the two earlier shows in Spain. The main ICM page also says nothing about the exhibition — even if one searches the site for terms like "fractal" and "Mandelbrot."
I hope the main BMFAC site will eventually put up some documentation about the 2009 show. After all, why go to the trouble to stage an international fractal art exhibit, and then act like the whole thing is some kind of classified secret?
Unless, for some reason, something about the show does need to be kept under wraps.
And this came across the transom of the Ultra Fractal Mailing List recently:
The Ultra Fractal mailing list has been moved to the main ultrafractal.com server, so it also has a new address:
OT readers might recall that the main Ultra Fractal site moved off Fractalus earlier this year. No explanation (other than what appears above) was given for moving the site and list off Jones’ server. Last summer, after Fractalus went dark for a time, Jones offered this enigmatic statement on the UF List:
Nor did it, apparently, although, like so many of Jones’ activities, the reasons for this UF hosting break remain strictly hush hush.
But I do see some progress. At least Jones didn’t resort to his previous tactic of booting folks (who merely disagree with him) off Fractalus by ginning up phony charges of protecting his server from alleged "security threats."