Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Several years ago I wrote a program to generate Mandelbrot Set fractal images. You can zoom in on any area of the image, revealing infinite complexity. I hadn't looked at it for a long time, but today I was just messing around with it and found this interesting view. No real significance, just here for your viewing pleasure. Click on the picture to see it in full resolution.


The Donald said...

Fractal? I thought that was something I said with lowered voice, and a head-bob...after hitting my thumb with a hammer.

Mandelbrot Set images. Hmm. From the Deutsche, mandel = almond, and brot = bread. Maybe its that bald guy, Howie: 'Meal or No Meal?' Or, finally, Mandelbrot is the German counterlyric to the Austrian tune Edleweiss. At least it's probably not related to String Theory, is it? As in, "Why can I never find the string when I need to tie up newspapers for recycling?"

Then there's the Heisenberg Uncertainty Priciple, which, if memory serves, asks the question: "In 'Heisenberg' is it 'i' before 'e' or 'e' before 'i'?"

Seriously, though, the images are beautiful.

Is that similar to some of the screen saver generators seen today?

The Donald said...

And Tim Leary would love those on a t-shirt.

Don Dodson said...

Your wish is my command.

Don Dodson said...

You can now find this design on a coffee mug or a skateboard.
So now Mr. Leary can sip coffee as he shreds through the psychedelic aura of outer space.