I started computer graphics programming in the 90's and have been at it ever since. It's a fun hobby of sorts. The fractals in my gallery were created by programs I wrote on my Mac with the METAL MetaLanguage compiler. Update Oct 2016: I just started using Fragmentarium because it is literally hundreds of times faster than my own software.
Favourite Visual Artist
The Terminator, Contact, The Matrix, The Shawshank Redemption, and pretty much any movie with an interesting, unpredictable, intelligent plot.
Favourite TV Shows
The Walking Dead, Myth Busters, Through the Wormhole w/Morgan Freeman
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Vivaldi, Bach, Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Brazilian jazz, 80's tunes.
Books are pure concentrated evil and anyone who reads them is evil
Isaac Asimov, Carl Sagan, Richard Dawkins, George H. Smith
Chess, Street Fighter 2
Tools of the Trade
Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D Studio Max, METAL MetaLanguage compiler (graphics programming)
fractal geometry, physics simulations, mathematical visualization, quantum physics, cosmology, philosophy, objectivist epistemology, and pizza HotPockets.