Three Words: Mandelbrot Fractal Zoom. Its a math thing, probably better said to be a set of dynamic complexities. What they do to create this is basically, after figuring out the set of points, for every number in the set, they give a color. These colors (numbers) makes up the kaleidoscopic shapes that you see, when really they’re just repetitions of one particular shape. Cubes on cubes, triangles on triangles, the ordinary figures. Personally, I think they’re absolutely beautiful.

I think the fractal zoom is one of the best analogies to the human body… in fact, perhaps to the system of nature itself. It shows that there’s always room at the bottom and the system does not simplify at any given level. Of course, in the video the picture eventually turns pixelated but mathematically it stays complex. Plus, each level doesn’t ever copy the ones before it although they’re still somewhat similar to each other.

Credits for this wonderful analogy (from me) ultimately goes to the two who’s made it possible for us to analyze the patterns of nature in data: An infinity of thanks to Edward Lorenz and of course, Benoît Mandelbrot himself. 🙂

…What the heck, I’m just going to throw in one extra to go. Just to show you how much I love it. You’ll probably be reminded of certain movie scenes or video clips that use this very same theory in motion. What’s most interesting in this video, I think, is how the closer you zoom into nature, the vast regions of our very own atoms resemble that of outer space. Makes you realize (even more so) how the whole material universe is really just made up of empty spaces, among other things.

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