FRACTALS

September 06, 2013




 This weekend I spent some time looking at beautiful fractals.  So much mystery, math and art contained in this subject.

A fractal is a never-ending pattern. They are created by repeating a simple program over and over in an ongoing feedback loop. Geometrically speaking, they exist between the dimensions that we are familiar with. Nature is full of fractals.  They are found in trees, rivers, coastlines, mountains, clouds, seashells, hurricanes, etc.   Abstract fractals, such as the Mandelbrot Set, can be generated by a computer calculating a simple equation over and over. - via Fraction Foundation

If you're interested, I highly recommend the following:
1. From TED.com:  Benoit Mandelbrot: Fractals and the art of roughness
2. From PBS.org (there’s a free copy floating around on YouTube):  NOVA: Hunting the Hidden Dimension





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