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The intersection of Brummbaer (he doesn’t use a first name) and fractal art is something worth taking a second, and more careful look at.  Brummbaer brings with him several decades of graphical and artistic experience and his “Tralfamadore” series of images are worth studying as well as appreciating for their fractal-ness.  There’s something to be learned from Brummbaer’s fractal artworks.

The Artist:
Brummbaer is a German-American digital artist who has done work as an art director, designer, graphic artist, and 3-D modeler. His fine art and underground magazine Germania brought him recognition in Europe during the 1960s, and he orchestrated light shows for musicians such as Frank Zappa and Tangerine Dream. In 1985 the International Synergy Institute in Los Angeles invited Brummbaer to be their artist in residence, and work on their Fairlight CVI computer. Brummbaer began focusing on computer graphics. He created several short computer-generated animations and has done visual effects for a number of popular films. Brummbaer was one of the primary computer

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TEXTTIMOTHY
In the late 1960’s, a New Breed of Young People began emerging on this planet. They were the first members of the post-industrial, electronic society of the 21st century.
Marshall McLuhan, the Canadian philosopher, predicted the emergence of this Global Electronic Village.
He said “The Medium is the Message.
This is, in my opinion, one of the most important statements ever made.
This M = M equation applies to human psychology the theories of quantum physics (Einstein-Heisenberg) which demonstrate that all and everything in the universe from galaxy to quark, from you to me, exists only in field-interaction.
If you exist, you communicate. How you communicate is what McLuhan is interested in.
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TEXT FRAC
http://fractalicdesign.com/psychedelic/interview-with-fractal-artist-brummbaer/

Tell us a bit about yourself, How did you come about to create psychedelic animations, what attracted
you to these kind of visual aesthetics?
 Let me skip the biographical details for now and I will tell you what attracts me at this very moment to fractal aesthetics. I will have to admit that I’m addicted to a fractal program called Mandelbulb 3D.  Maybe not exactly addicted - but almost!
And I’m not the only one!
There is a small group of individuals, who love to explore the visual manifestation of an algorithm that isn’t more voluminous than ½ a page of text and can be edited by you. The sheer multitude of forms and textures that spring out of these algorithms is mind-boggling and unprecedented in the history of the visual arts. You navigate worlds – unseen by humans so far – and you are the first one there! And these worlds are ready to morph into something completely different, with the smallest change of just one parameter. The addiction manifests itself, when you are not going to bed because you desperately need to know what might appear behind the next corner, or deeper in the fractal, or if we turn a 1.1 into a 1.2 … It is the spirit of discovery applied to an inner space, big enough to display continents.
But we want to differentiate between what is called “Eyecandy” and a more meaningful, artistic expression.

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