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Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 27 April 2004

Pink Floyd's David Gilmour provides the soundtrack to a DVD accompanying a new book, and we have an exclusive pre-publication offer just for Brain Damage visitors!

To be published in mid-July 2004 worldwide, is "The Colours Of Infinity - The Beauty and Power of Fractals" by Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon, and introduced by Arthur C Clarke.

When Lesmoir-Gordon made the groundbreaking TV documentary of the same name, his enthusiasm brought together a dream team of contributors. Sir Arthur C Clarke presents it. Benoit Mandelbrot, the Belgian mathematician who first coined the term ‘fractal’ and whose equation, the Mandelbrot Set, would reveal the wonder of fractals when fed into a computer, explains how it began. Professor Michael Barnsley, the computer graphics researcher who developed fractal image compression technology, explains the applications of the breakthroughs. Professor Ian Stewart, author of Does God Play Dice? adds his insights into the beautifully simple equation that gives birth to fractals.

Now Lesmoir-Gordon brings Clarke, Mandelbrot, Barnsley and Stewart together again to reflect on the many theoretical, practical, commercial and artistic ways in which fractals have developed since the film was made. They are joined by Dr Gary Flake, Chief Science Officer of Overture Inc, who expounds on the fractal nature of the Web, and Robert Prechter, who demonstrates fractal applications in the movements of the stock markets.

In the back of the book is the aforementioned DVD with the original 60-minute documentary, which features a soundtrack by David Gilmour PLUS a 30-minute fractal animation to the music of Quintessence.

With thanks to William Prior at the publishers, Clear Press, we have a special pre-publication offer for you all! When you order the book through this link at and enter the promotional code of "braindam", you'll get £3 discount off the normal price of £19.99, for all orders placed up to July 1st. Orders will be delivered mid-July when the book is ready for despatch.

Our thanks to William (who incidentally is a friend of Syd Barrett, David Gilmour and Storm Thorgerson from the early sixties in Cambridge, and is great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin!) for this kind offer and his help.

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