Fractals: Using Math to Understand Depression

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CONFERENCE: Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference

Publication Year:
2016
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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.whitworth.edu/sirc/2016/special2/1
Author(s):
Koch, Denin
paper description
This presentation will feature a reading of Denin Koch's creative non-fiction work Fractals. A Q-and-A session with the author will follow. The essay combines research on the mathematical concept of fractals with a personal narrative on depression to create a multi-disciplinary piece of art. The work is structured around five distinct episodes or occurences, with facts on fractals preceding each section of narrative, creating a meta-layered piece. The presentation will show the value of academic research to the artistic disciplines and how empirical data can have a beautiful relationship with our personal lives.