(art)n Artists: 

Stephan Meyers and Ellen Sandor

Collaborative Artists: 

John Hart, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Special thanks to Dan Sandin and Tom DeFanti, Electronic Visualization Lab, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois at Chicago

20x24, 40x48

Virtual Photograph


Cibachrome, Kodalith, Plexiglas


(art)n Virtual Visions, Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, October 29, 2002–January 5, 2003

ARC–Artists, Residents of Chicago, Chicago, IL, September 5–30, 1995

(art)n Virtual Photography, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, January 14, 1994–February 18, 1994

Sony Gallery, Chicago, IL, February 4, 1993–May 28, 1993

Computer Art Pushing the Boundaries, State of Illinois Gallery, Chicago, IL, July 27, 1992–September 11, 1992

IMAGES DU FUTUR '92, Montréal, Canada, May 15, 1992–September 20, 1992

Electronic Expressions.2, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, March 3, 1992–April 3, 1992

Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA, July, 1991

Computer and Art, idmi-Istituto Dalle Molle di Metodologie Interdisciplinari, Lugano, Switerzerland, September 18, 1991–October 6, 1991

13, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL, March, 1991

Science in Depth traveling show:
ACM SIGGRAPH, Chicago, IL, July 1992–August 1992
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, December 1991–July 1992
Computer Museum, Boston, MA, February–September 1991
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL, November 1990–January 1991


Explora, Germany

various private collectors



Konitzer, Michael A., "die zukunft der kunst" (article), WIENER, extra, June 6, 1992, pp. 82–90

Science in Depth catalogue, NASA Ames & Museum, Computer Museum & Museum of Science and Industry

NASA Ames Science in Depth video documentary

Beyond 2000, international syndication, Sydney, Australia, Summer 1991 (video)

Csuri, Charles A., "Science in Depth" (article), IEEE Computer Graphics and applications, March 1991, pp. 10–12

Emmett, Arielle, "In Search of the Miracle Hologram" (article), Computer Graphics World, February 1991, pp. 44–52

CNN, Cable Network News, "Science and Technology" international syndication, 1990 (video)

Wild Chicago, local syndication 1990 (video)


A juxtaposition of four related fractals, each of which has a certain "four-ness" about it. The fractal in front is a "Quaternion Julia Set," and in back we see the "Mandelbrot Set" and the "Complex Subset Julia Set." A Julia Set is a sort of Strange Attractor. A Mandlebrot Set is an encyclopedia or map of all possible Julia Sets. This map is a fractal, and it may be the most complex shape in mathematics.