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EVA London

On Thursday 11th July 2019 in the late afternoon, I'll be presenting my paper At the Helm of the Burning Ship at the EVA London conference. The proceedings should be free to access, I'll update this post with links once they are published. I don't know if the talks will be recorded. I'll put my slides online afterwards too.

At the Helm of the Burning Ship

Abstract: The Burning Ship fractal is a non-analytic variation of the Mandelbrot set, formed by taking absolute values in the recurrence. Iterating its Jacobian can identify the period of attracting orbits; Newton’s root-finding method locates their mini-ships. Size estimates tell how deep to zoom to find the mini-ship or its embedded quasi-Julia set. Pre-periodic Misiurewicz points with repelling dynamics are located by Newton’s method. Stretched regions are automatically unskewed by the Jacobian, which is also good for colouring images using distance estimation. Perturbation techniques cheapen deep zooming. The mathematics can be generalised to other fractal formulas. Some artistic zooming techniques and domain colouring methods are also described.

Keywords: Burning Ship. Dynamical systems. Fractal art. Numerical algorithms. Perturbation theory.

If you're in town with cash to splash on registration fees, I think you have to book before Sunday. I'll also be attending on the Tuesday, there looks like a good session on robot drawing.

EDIT I made a micro-site for the paper and slides.