Two women programmers [Margaret Hamilton & Ellen Fetter/Gille] played a pivotal role in the birth of chaos theory. Their previously untold story illustrates the changing status of computation in science.
Blend of generative & hand-drawn, animated GIF art. Continuous-line or single-line, vector portrait of Ellen Fetter/Gille & Margaret Hamilton. Embedded in a strange (Lorentz) attractor generated in Cinema 4D. Rendered in Redshift.
Created for a Quanta Magazine story:
Ellen Fetter and Margaret Hamilton were responsible for programming the enormous 1960s-era computer that would uncover strange attractors and other hallmarks of chaos theory.