Sunday, January 07, 2007

Fractals (art from the mathematics of Mandlebrot)

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Many years ago I read about fractals that are images created using the Mandlebrot set. (Infinite repetition results in complexity.)

Today, by chance,serendipity I found a site with literally hundreds of these art creations called fractals.

I find them fascinating.
I've only posted a small fraction of what is available on the site.


Hammer said...

There are some shareware programs out there where you can set your own parameters and colors for creating your own unique fractals. Or you can just watch them spin on your monitor and have flashbacks. ;)

Hammer said...

Oh yeah, and congrats on winning phoenix's caption contest. I thought you had the funniest/grossest one too.

Lexcen said...

Thanks Hammer, I meant to check out who won, and forgot because I became so engrossed in the fractal art. Thanks for the link to phoenix's site.

Kirsten N. Namskau said...

Iremember as a child, I had a toy which was like a triangular open pole. The walls were of mirror and each end of glass. Inside, it was some small bits and pieces of sparkling-paper. When you shaked it and viewed from the one end you could see these kinds of patterns in the other end.
I could sit for hours and shake and look at the different shapes coming up.

Lexcen said...

Kirsten, what you are describing is a kaleidescope, which was very popular when we were children.