Mandelbrot sets. Up close and 3D

Posted on November 12th, 2009 by

Recursive algorithms are pretty to look at alone based on their simplicity and power. ¬†Fractals drive this home on a visual level, though historically they’ve focused more on how to fit every color of the rainbow and less on the intricate forms within.

All this has changed thanks to this stunning site which reveals incredibly high resolution and 3D-shaded renders of the Mandelbrot set.

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The forms that are revealed at various zoom depths are fascinating and more than one makes me wonder if Gaudi had discovered this site back when he was conceiving of the Sagrada Familia.

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