Saturday, October 16, 2010
It's a badass effin' fractal
Benoit Mandelbrot, genius mathematician and the man who coined the term "fractal" and after whom the Mandelbrot Set is named, dead at 85.
A Mandelbrot Set is an extremely complex construct created by using a simple mathematical formula, and its most salient feature is that it shows more intricate detail the closer one looks or magnifies the image.
Here is a great video showing a typical "Mandelbrot Zoom".
And with perhaps the greatest (and probably only) song about this topic, may I humbly introduce you to the genius of Jonathan Coulton's "Mandelbrot Set" and the wonderful images someone put to the music...
Hastily scribbled by captnkurt at 10/16/2010 10:11:00 PM