Fractal Menger sponge made from Post-Its

Nicholas Rougeux made this fabulous Menger sponge fractal out of mini Post-its, which he swears by for erecting fractals:

Each Post-It was torn into 16 equal squares, then folded into units and assembled into the sponge.

Post-its offer surprisingly structural durability and are easy to get in large quantities making them ideal for assembling structures like these.

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Mandelbratwurst: reality is fractal, sausages doubly so

I like Wondertonic's Mandelbratwurst -- I always imagined that the inherent nature of a sausage was fractal.

Mandelbratwurst (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)  Photos from Kraut Fest 2009 - Boing Boing Hungarian sausage commercial - Boing Boing World's longest sausage - Boing Boing Chinese watermelon sausage - Boing Boing Pancakes and Sausage on a Stick - Chocolate Chip Flavor! - Boing Boing Baseball player hits Italian Sausage character with bat - Boing Boing Read the rest

Surface Detail: three hypnotic minutes of fractal flowering

In "Surface Detail," an unflowering fractal surface dances and writhes hypnotically for 3:10, each moment more hypnotic than the last. The artist is called subBlue.

Surface detail (via Interconnected)  Intensely psychedelic "fractal" architecture animation - Boing Boing How to produce fractals without a computer - Boing Boing Electric Sheep: Evolved fractals movie in NYC next Sat - Boing Boing Deep zoom into Mandelbrot set - Boing Boing Fractal zoomer - Boing Boing Findings fractals in the stock market - Boing Boing Read the rest

Fractal zoomer

Guy sez, "This is my fractal generator and zoomer. The basic premise is I wrote a php program which will generate a fractal based on parameters passed to it and return it as an image to the browser. By calling this program with specific parameters a fractal can be generated that can be zoomed in on infinitely. The other link is a demonstration of the relationships between the Mandelbrot and Julia Set versions of the fractals. If you view the Mandelbrot fractal and then tile the Julia version you will begin to see the outline of the Mandelbrot version in the tiled Julia. This has been a lot of fun to write, I would love to take it a bit further and write some explanations and teaching tools. Please keep in mind that all the images are generated on the fly so if you do post this my server may go BOING!"

Welcome to the Fractal Generator (Thanks, Guy!) Previously:Deep zoom into Mandelbrot set Boing Boing Fractal drawers - Boing Boing Fractal-generating programming language - Boing Boing Switzerland's fractal supermarket cabbages - Boing Boing Boing Boing: HOWTO make a "fractal chandelier" - simple and ingenious Electric Sheep artificial life screensaver goes super hi-rez Boing ... Gnarly Plotting Boing Boing Read the rest