Perspectives and Functions
Ewa Kowal - Financial and Emotional Geometries in Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler, Crash by J.G. Ballard and Crash by David Cronenberg
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Financial and Emotional Geometries in Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler, Crash by J.G. Ballard and Crash by David Cronenberg
When speaking about economics, finance and war (among many other things) in his book The Black Swan. The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Nassim Nicholas Taleb refers to fractality, a concept introduced by the Polish-born French and American mathematician Benoît B. Mandelbrot. “Fractal – Taleb explains – is a word Mandelbrot coined [in 1975] to describe the geometry of the rough and broken – from the Latin fractus, the origin of fractured” (Taleb 257). “Fractality – he adds – is the repetition of geometric patterns at different scales, revealing smaller and smaller versions of themselves” (Taleb 257) – versions whose “shapes are never the same, yet they bear an affinity to one another, a strong family resemblance” (Taleb 258).
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