Developments in Fractal Art

Fractal Art

Recently, I was looking through the art web site of Sven Geier. He has a lot of fractal images that he has been creating since 2001. Many of the images are quite beautiful, particularly the recent ones if you scroll down to 2011.

What is interesting though is to see the progression as the power of home computers has increased over the last decade. Fractal art around 2001 was mostly 2D with bold colors, lower resolutions, and fairly raw in that the images come with little post processing. They tend to make use of complex number sequence sets such as Mandelbrot with familiar fractal spirals. Then around 2003 the fractal flame algorithm really became popular Continue reading

Boundaries and Connections in Physics and Perception

Apple MandalaMany people are familiar with the maxim from chaos theory that the fluttering of a butterfly in one part of the world can lead to a hurricane in another. Causes and effects are ubiquitous. Mystics tell us that one of the basic revelations is that everything is connected, there is no you and me, and we are one with the cosmos. Let us shine the spotlight of science onto this concept and play a little.

As we go about our day doing ordinary things, we think in terms of tasks that we need to do and the objects and tools that will be useful. We talk to other people who seem distinct Continue reading