Quantifying Aesthetic Preference for Chaotic Patterns

  title={Quantifying Aesthetic Preference for Chaotic Patterns},
  author={Deborah J. Aks and Julien Clinton Sprott},
  journal={Empirical Studies of the Arts},
  pages={1 - 16}
Art and nature provide much of their aesthetic appeal from a balance of simplicity and complexity, and order and unpredictability. Recently, complex natural patterns have been produced by simple mathematical equations whose solutions appear unpredictable (chaotic). Yet the simplicity and determinism of the equations ensure a degree of order in the resulting patterns. The first experiment shows how aesthetic preferences correlate with the fractal dimension (F) and the Lyapunov exponent (L) of… 

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