In Infinity Dive, a free web game by keepeetron, you find yourself falling into a void containing a fractal curve. Using the pointer, you veer toward the curve as you fall toward it at ever greater speed. If ever you lose sight of the curve, you're dead. — Read the rest
Okay so it's not a elegantly crafted used of Kyber crystals, and more of a hyper-focused propane torch. But still. At least you can customize blade colors with it! As Nerdist points out, it's more akin to the canonical Mustafarian Proto-Sabers. — Read the rest
Artists at Visual Suspect draw on the groundbreaking aesthetic of Godfrey Reggio's Koyaanisqatsi and Philip Glass's soundtrack for same in Circulatory Systems, described as "the major highways, the arteries and veins of our cities. "
Always pull both ends at the same time.
I absolutely hate it when my Amazon Basics retractable Lightning-to-USB cable disappears from my travel bag. These gadgets are small enough and neat enough they can just get jammed into a dark corner of your bag and will be there when you need a charging cable. — Read the rest
I chanced upon Sheldon Ebbeler's hand-drawn fractals, and now plan on tattooing my entire torso, leaving only a tattered self-similar void around the navel.
Martin Raynsford makes beautiful and intricate wooden puzzles with space-filling fractal curves and is kickstartering a set of four.
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The pattern is a single line that crosses all of the two dimensional space without ever repeating. The puzzles follow these simple rules to break the line into multiple pieces that are almost identical but are actually unique.
In 2011, Europeans rose up over ACTA, the misleadingly named "Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement," which created broad surveillance and censorship regimes for the internet. They were successful in large part thanks to the Polish activists who thronged the streets to reject the plan, which had been hatched and exported by the US Trade Representative.
In just six days, an EU committee will vote on the most drastic, foolish, harmful internet regulations in the history of the EU: a mass censorship and surveillance system that will fail to defend copyright (its stated purpose), while snuffing out EU-based online services and giving a permanent advantage to their US-based Big Tech rivals.
The animation team from Big Hero 6 did some cool experiments for the "Into the Portal" sequence, and this week they shared one: an exploding 3D pastel fractal.
Andrei Kashcha has created a lovely fractal generator, using WebGL.
Click "Randomize" to have it generate a new fractal. If you want, tinker with some of the parameters by changing values in the function, and watch as it produces trippy results! — Read the rest
Depths of Antiquity is Julius Horsthuis' hypnotic slow-motion dive into fractals generated from images of churches, castles and other imposing edifices of yesteryear. It's perfectly complemented by Beethoven.
San Francisco-based artist Chris Bjerre created these gorgeous black-and-white forms that pulse between elemental shapes.
Castles is a fascinating web toy by Nico Disseldorp. Left-click to add a castle to the outside of your castle—and watch as every part of the castle, including the added part, changes to reflect the form of the new whole. Right click to spin it around so you don't go mad. — Read the rest
Click to zoom into Jonathan Potter's spookily beautiful-animated Julia set. The trick: webGL shaders applied to the scene, making it pulse and glow and coil like a dreaming machine. He also made a Mandelbrot in the same style, without the shaders (which limit how far you can zoom.) — Read the rest
Love Hulten writes, "The Echo Observatory is a handcrafted tribute to fractals and self-similar patterns. It's a mysterious artifact that both generates and visualizes complex mathematical formations, in real-time."
Skier and snow artist Simon Beck stomps around in the snow for 11 hours or more to make each of his beautiful fractal snow art masterpieces. He has to walk around 25 or 30 miles to stamp a design of about 100 meters square, using only his two snowshoes. — Read the rest
Use the arrow keys to pan, A and Z keys to zoom, S and X keys to change the threshold.
It's by Jonathan Alpers, using WebGL and Three.js, — Read the rest
You like zoning out in front of fractals, right? Of course you do!
FractalJS is the easiest fractal zoomer yet: just pinch-zoom or scrollwheel and watch it go. There are several sets to choose from, a smoothing option, lots of color schemes, and it's all open-source. — Read the rest
It has only nine pieces, but each is a sprawling, intersecting fractal nightmare: "you can provide people with the solution and they still can't solve it."