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Fractals

A fractal is a never-ending pattern. Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales. They are created by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feedback loop. Driven by recursion, fractals are images of dynamic systems – the pictures of Chaos. Geometrically, they exist in between our familiar dimensions. Fractal patterns are extremely familiar, since nature is full of fractals. For instance: 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.

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4 responses

  1. love the blue one . amazing colours

    March 16, 2012 at 03:20

    • it’s beautiful, indeed. thank you Michael. 🙂

      March 16, 2012 at 15:20

  2. Ohhh- yes!!! I love Dr. Mandelbrot’s brain!!!
    http://myvoyagethroughtime.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/i-love-dr-mandelbrots-brain-the-intersection-of-math-art-and-creativeness/

    March 16, 2012 at 04:14

    • 🙂 me too…

      March 16, 2012 at 15:19

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