|Australian science fiction writer Greg Egan, author of the mind-bending tomes Permutation City and Quarantine, among others, has a home page worth checking out. In particular, I recommend the "applets gallery," where he offers some striking Op patterns based on mathematical formulas he worked out himself. One hesitates to use the term Renaissance man, but Egan appears to be completely outstanding at everything he does.
Yes, I read Diaspora recently and thought it was great. Thanks for the link.
very very cool!!
Can't edit this bad link because it's my old name but here's a working one.
Whoops that's the applets page, this is his home page.