MONUMENTS OF A FRACTAL NATURE | HERALDS OF A NEW AGE
THE STORY AS TOLD BY CONRAD CORTELLINI
Fell in love with Fractals some 28 years ago. Eight years later, I hung my masterpiece in a major public space. Then my life took a major turn that took me away from Fractals for twenty years.
In 2012, my passion for Fractals was reignited and I happily embarked on an extended journey to create a series of art works under the banner of “Monuments of a Fractal Nature."
Today we are poised at the end of Modernity and the start of the Next Age.
Modernity was the age of Materialism and the Machine. Humanity saw and fashioned more change in the 300 years of Modernism than it had seen in the previous 3,000.
No one knows what the Next Age will bring. It remains unnamed. Yet the forces that will shape it have already made their Appearance: The Global Brain, Collective Intelligence, Self Organization...
The new Science and Mathematics of Complexity are producing a new way of thinking about the universe. The focus is not on matter but on interaction. It is manifest through three interrelated lines of study:
· Dynamics: The Geometry of Behavior.
· Chaos: The Geometry of Nonlinear Behavior.
· Fractal: The Geometry of Recursive Behavior.
These are the ideas that are at the foundation of “Monuments of a Fractal Nature.”
The first major work under this banner is the “Feedback Fractal Project”.