Friday 21 January 2011

A Hypercomplex 3D Mandelbrot

I've already blogged elsewhere about hypercomplex numbers and 3D Mandelbrot solids.

That post included a pic of the nicest 3D Mandelbrot that I've come across so far, and I included it in the book on page 118 (as Figure 23.1). Anyway, I thought it'd be nice to do a quick animation and put it on YouTube (although, when I say "quick", it took a spare laptop two weeks to generate the original 45 frames of video).

When it came time to upload it, I realised that YouTube user xlace had already found the same solid and uploaded an animation of it back in 2009!

I actually prefer xlace's version, but I suppose that it's nice to have two.

Tuesday 18 January 2011

Book Launch

It's the 18th!

I didn't do much to commemorate the booklaunch, unfortunately. Was still recovering from piggy flu.

But I did put up a quick "flickthrough" video on YouTube (which is basically just me picking up the book and flicking through the pages). I'll have to try to retrofit a voiceover, once I find something that'll let me record audio.