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« on: May 03, 2010, 02:04:07 PM »

I see that Tim has gone through the Contest Entries, based upon the recent article he posted to Orbit Trap:

    http://orbittrap.ca/?p=1135

He chose several images for his best categories, though he did not mention too much about watching all of the videos.  (They can be quite time consuming, depending on one's Internet connection.)
 
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010, 02:22:49 PM »

Wow, he has good taste!  afro
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2010, 02:26:38 PM »

Wow, he has good taste!  afro

I figured you would like the review.   wink
 
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2010, 04:15:31 PM »

I like it too smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2010, 10:26:49 PM »

I can only agree, in my limited sense as art referee  alien
Had not expected the current voting... but his meaning of my first posting makes me happy  smiley

The question why this forum still stays helthy is, of course, due to the passion- and helpfulness of the moderators!
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2010, 10:33:31 PM »

The question why this forum still stays helthy is, of course, due to the passion- and helpfulness of the moderators!

I would say *the members* not just the moderators wink

I think also it's because this forum has developed into much more than just considering the Art of Fractals and how to create it i.e. it also covers in some depth the Fractal Math and how to create the software too plus many other aspects of Fractals generally smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010, 10:55:01 PM »

I would say *the members* not just the moderators wink

I think also it's because this forum has developed into much more than just considering the Art of Fractals and how to create it i.e. it also covers in some depth the Fractal Math and how to create the software too plus many other aspects of Fractals generally smiley

Sure, but without the moderators, the members wouldnt stay  wink

Fractalforums was the first link with informations about 3D fractals and how to generate them, i spend a lot of time understanding just the half of the megathread about the holy grail.
And i think it still developes very fast...
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2010, 03:10:46 AM »

it is nice to see such a remarkable mentioning in public, when i first visited fractalforums.com i thought: damn, why didnt i had the idea wink
and i took the opportunity to overtake the forum once it was going to be offline, and it is true, it has always been a site for deeply discussion
of fractal themes of all kind, i for myself did never believe it could become really more than just a small fractal site with less than 100.000 hits per month,
but as mentioned in the article, the bulb really brought attention to the forums, and it seems that most people registered since then are helping
to thrive the forum further, although i do not really know how much more attention i could bare with my servers, i must say, i love what is going on
in the forum, we have enthusiastic members, and even more enthusiastic moderators cheesy , one thing is the personal greet every member receives
which presents him/herself. and over the time it even became a site for many fractal programs for support and release ...

so, people keep on cheesy

btw. even with the ads on the site it is far from makin money, i am still paying 30€ a month, and only get 10€ out of ads, but i love to see 100 new posts
every day, because every day something interersting new happens, a nice animation, a nice rendering, or just a new idea of something!
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2010, 03:08:50 PM »

The thing I find most remarkable about FractalForums is how a new class of fractal formulas seems to be discovered every month. New optimizations and refinements for older, "established" formulas keep coming in, too. Rendering algorithms are being polished, showing "classical" shapes in new light. Then the artsy crowd takes over and explores colours and composition, until finally we get to watch breathtaking animations.

Much of FractalForums' appeal is created by outstanding individuals. But the remarkable thing is how many of them have gathered here and are working together (or are competing :-) to refine, improve, explore, produce fractal imagery. I regard the community here as an example of my personal intellectual utopia: people are not being organized and directed, but they are let loose.

We make astonishing discoveries because we are free to go where we want, and we do not have to keep secrets from each other. Every one of us can have a moment when he is the giant carrying somebody else on their shoulder to see even further.
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2010, 03:14:04 PM »

The next step is to organise an in-person FF annual meeting to have those fractal gurus get out of their cave smileysmiley
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2010, 03:50:48 PM »

The thing I find most remarkable about FractalForums is how a new class of fractal formulas seems to be discovered every month. New optimizations and refinements for older, "established" formulas keep coming in, too. Rendering algorithms are being polished, showing "classical" shapes in new light. Then the artsy crowd takes over and explores colours and composition, until finally we get to watch breathtaking animations.

Much of FractalForums' appeal is created by outstanding individuals. But the remarkable thing is how many of them have gathered here and are working together (or are competing :-) to refine, improve, explore, produce fractal imagery. I regard the community here as an example of my personal intellectual utopia: people are not being organized and directed, but they are let loose.

We make astonishing discoveries because we are free to go where we want, and we do not have to keep secrets from each other. Every one of us can have a moment when he is the giant carrying somebody else on their shoulder to see even further.


Wow, we see the forum with the same eyes hobold, look at my comment... http://orbittrap.ca/?p=1135

I posted it this morning...  afro
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2010, 05:14:30 PM »

I don't know if it is sufficient to pile up bright minds and set them loose. But there are several historic examples, beginning with the Greek mathematicians and philosophers, who didn't work in isolation, but were teachers of remarkable students. Much later, the allies summoned a crowd of code breakers in Bletchley Park, and those people created the general purpose computer. In modern times, you have Xerox PARC and IBM's T J Watson Research Center. A lot of very influential ideas came out of those places, without anybody specifically asking for them.

And then there was a small company, which shall remain unnamed, that let me personally experience this same kind of buzzing superhuman hive mind. The ideas from those early days gave us so much velocity that we overtook everyone else in our niche. Sadly, we now play it safe. Having gained so much, we now have a lot to lose. I guess that's more evidence that freedom is more important to innovation than requirements.
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2010, 06:28:00 PM »

The next step is to organise an in-person FF annual meeting to have those fractal gurus get out of their cave smileysmiley

yay, lets use google maps to find a place that is the least far away from all users cheesy
and meet there ( i think it will be a place in the middle of the ocean cheesy )
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2010, 09:38:52 PM »

One of the strengths of ff is that there is no academic mathematical constraint on the ideas being tried because mostly the end goal is producing interesting Fractal Art in an optimum way rather than deriving new "correct" mathematical techniques.
This of course is also a weakness but I think does leave things more open to possibilities than more formal academic investigations smiley
More formal investigation can then be done of ideas that merit such.
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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2010, 10:24:09 PM »

There is also the wow factor.
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