What the hell is going on in this image?

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Cosmic Flower Unfolding: animation of weird neon mandalas

Created by Ben Ridgway. See also: Tribocycle. Read the rest

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Understanding the Sierpinsky triangle

I still don't understand it, obviously, but "the sierpinski triangle page to end most sierpinski triangle pages" has some sweet fractals on it! The one above clearly depicts the optimal pattern of berms and defenses to be constructed around the Waste Isolation Pilot Project in New Mexico, lest future generations wander too close to its irradiant embrace. [Oftenpaper] Read the rest

"Random" content tips for game devs

The Indie Games Weblog offers 5 tips for using procedurally-generated content--think fractals and L-systems--in game development. Read the rest

Giant Origami Fractal

A three-dimensional, modular origami fractal has taken form for the first time in the history of the world—and perhaps the universe—at the USC Libraries in Los Angeles.

3D printed Sierpinski tetrahedron

The second item of note from my rummage on Shapeways this morning is Wahtah's Sierpinski tetrahedron, a fractal pyramid with 499,994 faces.

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Acrylic fractal art made by bombarding slabs of plastic in a particle accelerator

Todd Johnson's Shockfossils are "multimillion volt Lichtenberg figures in acrylic." He masks acrylic slabs with lead and then rents time on a commercial particle accelerator and the result are beautiful, fern-like fractals.

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