Mandelbulbs

December 8, 2009 at 2:49 pm | Posted in Design, Media, Nature, Science | 1 Comment

You’ve heard that fractals are the unexpected math of chaos, the order in the apparent disorder of the world. You’ve probably seen examples of Mandelbrots, the math in action. Kind of like Rorschach blots with fringes. Perhaps you’ve seen fractal art – that wildly synthetic display that hints of organic qualities. But if you really want to get an idea of why fractals are thought to underlie nature, you have to look at Mandelbulbs, the 3D version. Nature after all functions in 3D space, not on a flat plane.

A 2D to 4D morph:

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  1. […] “My life seemed to be a series of events and accidents. Yet when I look back I see a pattern.” — Benoit Mandelbrot […]

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