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Robert P. Munafo, 2023 Apr 17.

Art Matrix (also called ARTMATRIX) was a business devoted to fractal art and educational resource materials. Owned and operated by Homer W. Smith and Jane E. Staller, it origined with early fractal exploration work being performed by the owners in connection with their work at the Cornell National Supercomputer Facility.

Originally doing business entirely through the mail (via an address in Ithaca, NY), Art Matrix eventually established an internet presence at still active in 2023. (Another site,, became defunct in 2006)

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One of the ARTMATRIX postcards featured this memorable example of rotational symmetry arising from bifurcation. This island is in R2.1/3.C(1/2).

revisions: 19961104 oldest on record; 20100920 add URLs, brief history and image; 20100922 add R2.1/3.C(1/2) link; 20230417 still active

From the Mandelbrot Set Glossary and Encyclopedia, by Robert Munafo, (c) 1987-2024.

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