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Batik Fractals preserving and creating batik patterns

  • Tifa Asrianti

    THE JAKARTA POST

JAKARTA   /   Sun, February 15 2009   /  11:09 am

As Indonesia’s traditional icon, batik has shied away from embracing technology for hundreds of years. This has resulted in a slow pace of development of batik, as most craftsmen create batik based on traditional designs. But batik manufacturing is getting a modern touch through the use of fractal equations and a new technology jointly invented by Muhammad Lukman, Nancy Margried Panjaitan and Yun Hariadi from Pixel People Project Research and Design.
Nancy, head of the company, said that the program was not triggered by a love of batik.
“We love playing with science, visual art and technology. During our exploration, we accidentally found that batik patterns have all the elements. Therefore, batik patterns can be developed by computer technology,” Nancy said.
The trio developed the concept not just on scientific but cultural researc...