The typography for this poster represents a sense of controlled chaos and interconnectedness among seemingly disparate entities – themes consistent with fractals. Self-similar forms such as the Sierpinski gasket (triangle) and Apollonian gasket (circle) are represented to reinforce the nature of fractal iteration.
Abdi Darai's Artist Statement: Chaotic attractors, also referred to as strange attractors, are attractors that emerge from chaotic systems. The resulting sophisticated geometric structures of these attractors often produce interesting fractals which appear to be quite orderly and somewhat organic, even though they mainly consist of patterns and trajectories that demonstrate unpredictable behavior.The images presented in this exhibit are computer generated fractals (Iterated Function Systems: IFS) from scripted code based on non-linear transformations. These transformations define curves and trajectories of certain specific combinations of transcendental functions. Abdi Darai is an associate professor of mathematics at the University of the District of Columbia. He has been designing and rendering fractals for over 25 years, both as a hobby and scientific pursuit.
Creative Direction & Design: Jacob Robison
Poster Image: Abdi Darai