Sunday, October 17, 2010

Benoit Mandlebrot, Father of Fractals

Legendary mathematician Benoit Mandlebrot passed away this past week.

I don't enjoy math at all & have a general aversion to numbers, but fractals are one area that I've always found endlessly fascinating. This is probably due to the visual aesthetic that results from translating these self-repeating formulas in to graphic form. It is a unique merger of art & math that hints at the very nature of reality.

The Monkey Buddha archives:

Here is a video showing part of the infinite "zoom" that makes a fractal a 2.5-Dimensional conceptual object- somewhere between flat 2 dimensional space & 3D...

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