Friday, March 30, 2007

Mandelbrot Fractals

The Wikipedia page on Mandelbrot Fractals has some cool pictures. Below are five images from the fourteen image sequence presented there.

I'm not quite sure why I have always been fascinated by fractals. In some ways, to a mathematically challenged person such as myself, it feels that the enormity of the images allows for an infinite expansion of possibilities into the tiniest details -- a metaphor for the depth and complexity of life.

Or it could be that they remind me of some of my experiences with entheogens -- which also seemed to turn the ordinary into an endlessly complex and evolving tapestry of possibilities.

Wikipedia also has a page on fractal art for those who are interested.

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