Fractals are patterns that are self-similar across different scales. They are created by repeating a simple process over and over through a feedback loop. Fractals are the visualisation of dynamical systems and they exist between our familiar dimensions. This is called the fractal dimension. Fractal patterns are familiar, since nature is full of fractals. For instance: trees, rivers, coastlines, mountains, clouds, seashells, hurricanes, etc. Abstract fractals - such as the Mandelbrot Set - can be generated by a computer calculating a simple equation over and over. And this creates an infinitely diverse pattern.
Image: Mandelbrot detail
don’t feel dissociative but have been consistently editing myself from using we / our / us
the internal monologue prefers to refer to the collective organization of matter and information
still feel weird about it tho
I mostly use the plural when talking to myselves about myselves.
SOMEONE AT METRO WAS COSPLAYING DASHCON best cosplay all weekend 10/10
flawless human being, if you see this and have a tumblr, please let me know so i can link to you.
[ cosplayer ! ]
eternal reflections // inspired by numen/for use’s piece at the Venice biennale
When you fire particles over different trajectories at the same initial speed and record their highest points, the curve joining these points appears to be an ellipse. This article on arXiv presents the calculations behind this ballistic curiosity.