ART MATRIX PO 880 Ithaca, NY 14851-0880 USA (607) 277-0959, Fax (607) 277-8913 'The Paths of Lovers Cross in the Line of Duty.' PRESS RELEASE 'Mandelbrot Sets and Julia Sets' 120 minute video Art Matrix, a small company in Ithaca, NY has released a milestone video (now on DVD) on the subject of fractals and chaotic dynamical systems. The video is 2 hours of true computer animation delving deeply into the nature of Julia Sets and Mandelbrot Sets. It includes the classic 30 minute segment 'Nothing But Zooms', which has been used around the world in television science shows and award winning PBS documentaries. Fractals are simple pictures that visualize the behavior of various mathematical equations. They show what happens to the output of an equation for every possible input. Every equation has two kinds of fractal images associated with it, the first is called a Mandelbrot image and the second is called a Julia image. There is one Mandelbrot image for each equation but an infinite number of Julia images, and in fact the Mandelbrot image is a summing statement covering every possible Julia image. The video 'Mandelbrot Sets and Julia Sets' covers many different equations including quadratics, cubics, 5th degree polynomials, rational maps and a host of others. Scenes consist of long deep zooms into the various mathematical spaces under study. Also included are various 'promenades' around the quadratic space showing the resulting Julia Sets. The video is scored with a beautiful music only sound track. The company says that the video is suitable for all ages, including the very young. They suggest that providing this experience to young children will change their view of mathematics, an effect that will last the rest of their lives. Those interested in more information about this video or other educational products related to fractals should contact Art Matrix at PO 880PR Ithaca, NY 14851-0880 or call (607) 277-0959.