Fractal Art

Take a look at the fractal art of Jock Cooper — there are some amazing images there! And tons of them. Here are a couple more or less randomly chosen examples:

Fractal art #1

Fractal art #2

And there are hundreds more! He has also made several fractal animations which are very cool (and kind of trippy).

Of course, I’ve written about fractals before. Most of Jock’s images were probably made using a combination of iterated functions of various types (some using complex numbers) and various computer-assisted manipulations.

Thanks to Sam Lawrence for the link. If you ever come across cool math-related things on the web, or have an idea of something you’d like to see me write about, just drop me an e-mail!

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6 Responses to Fractal Art

  1. cyndi says:

    mmmm you’ve had your math-as-art fill…now it’s time for math-as-literature!

  2. Benezuela says:

    The 2nd one reminds me of Richard Feynman’s suggestion of machines making smaller machines and those smaller machines making smaller machines…. and again and again…

  3. keerti says:

    what the second one brings to my mind- is a topview of a city. a highly stifled city, i daresay. but i guess that might actually be the future. depressing, claustrophobic & grey…. :P

    anyway, nice fractals you got there

  4. brosh says:

    ohmy. this is amazing :] yumm

  5. halle says:

    these fractals are really cool. for some reason the first one caused images of dragons and their fire coveting and protecting treasues. . . . nice.

  6. roxanna gudz says:

    i just love looking at fractal art. i understand what fractals are but i can’t find any sight that tells how to do it (i know you need software). what other requirements do you need to know in order to do it. do you need any math skills. because i don’t have a lot of math that i remember from school. chuckle, chuckle!! if some one knows a sight could you please let me know?

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