New Library exhibition

One of the digital designs on show at the Hargrave-Andrew Library.

One of the digital designs on show at the Hargrave-Andrew Library.

Monash Library presents Rise, Set, Ebb, Flow, Breathe, Grow: Evolving fractal geometry, a new digital exhibition at the Hargrave-Andrew Library at the Clayton campus.

Catch this colourful exhibition, which recreates the patterns and forms of the natural world through mathematics, and is the creation of Monash graphic software specialist, Owen Kaluza.

As his first titled exhibition, Mr Kaluza will speak about this work at a ‘meet the artist’ event on Wednesday April 6 at 3pm at the Hargrave-Andrew Library.

Mr Kaluza, is a Senior Visualisation Specialist at the Monash Immersive Visualisation Platform. In this role he develops tools for viewing and interacting with scientific datasets in high-resolution virtual reality environments and assists researchers with visualisation related problems.

Rise, Set, Ebb, Flow, Breathe, Grow uses artificial techniques to evoke connections to a natural world. Each of the sequences was created to echo some of the patterns, cycles and forms present in the natural world, which can be represented through the language of mathematics. The result is a readily-recognisable world beautifully rendered.

"Beauty of fractals has been on display for years, but Owen’s unique contribution is his deep technical understanding of how to get modern graphic processing units (GPUs such as those from our technology partner Nvidia) to render this geometry in ways never seen before. It is simply spectacular,” says Prof C. Paul Bonnington, Director of the Monash eResearch Centre.

Rise, Set, Ebb, Flow, Breathe, Grow is the fourth digital exhibition displayed at Hargrave-Andrew Library since 2014. It will be on show until mid-June 2016

For more information about Owen Kaluza’s artwork visit his website.