Posts Tagged ‘fractals

15 Gorgeous Fractals

19, Jan 2011

A fractal is a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is  approximately a reduced-size copy of the whole, a property called self-similarity.  In 1975 Benoît Mandelbrot coined the term fractal which is derived from the Latin word fractus which means “broken” or “fractured”. Hence the most famous of them all is the Mandelbrot set. Here are [...]

Ready to go deep? Here is an exploration into the world of the Mandelbrot Set and fractal geometry in a series of videos brought to you by Arthur C. Clarke titled ‘Fractals The Colors of Infinity’. Photo courtesy of flickrnospam This show relates the science of the M-Set to nature in a way that seems [...]

Have you ever seen a Mandelbrot? You know…those fractals with the effect of constant zooming in that never seems to end. The bizarre cartoon Superjail has that effect in it’s opening sequence. You can see a clip below. The zoom effect starts at the 1:29 mark. If your not into wacked-out, violently absurd cartoons, then [...]


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