tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2999230124118604245.post1653382897349157207..comments2016-04-30T02:51:12.918-04:00Comments on Gurney Journey: Self-Similarity in FractalsJames Gurneyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01870848001990898499noreply@blogger.comBlogger10125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2999230124118604245.post-9736490154166723012009-08-10T02:59:20.889-04:002009-08-10T02:59:20.889-04:00And here’s a fractal video by PBS Nova:
http://w...And here’s a fractal video by PBS Nova:<br /> <br />http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/fractals/program.html<br /><br />or<br /><br />http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/programs/ht/tm/3514-l.html?site=35&pl=qt&rate=hi&ch=2Robertohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01751501281929627657noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2999230124118604245.post-18981375387913468602009-08-05T20:51:43.177-04:002009-08-05T20:51:43.177-04:00I see I'm not the first to point out the Fibon...I see I'm not the first to point out the Fibonacci sequence in the broccoli, but I did want to point out that each spiral has a mirror-image counterpart; spirals clockwise and counter-clockwise bisecting each other. And Ernest Thomopson Seton pointed out that the "eyes" in a peacock's tail follow the same pattern. Gorgeous!treplovskihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05006279676166248221noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2999230124118604245.post-51739716465013022232009-08-04T21:32:03.249-04:002009-08-04T21:32:03.249-04:00That Romanesco broccoli is amazing! Crazy-beautifu...That Romanesco broccoli is amazing! Crazy-beautiful (like passion flowers, some of the more bizarrely exuberant flowers I've seen). I've never even heard of it before.tanaudelhttp://tanaudel.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2999230124118604245.post-83376774542936288612009-08-03T14:11:03.972-04:002009-08-03T14:11:03.972-04:00Great post. If you're interested in fractals,...Great post. If you're interested in fractals, and their relationship to man, art, and nature. Check out this TED talk by Ron Eglash about the use of fractal concepts by indigenous Africans in both material application, such as villiage structure, as well as cosmological organization. The universe is recursive and we are amongst those recursions.<br />http://www.ted.com/talks/ron_eglash_on_african_fractals.htmlCthoguahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02520885961337374574noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2999230124118604245.post-72388828626143079162009-08-03T05:35:02.025-04:002009-08-03T05:35:02.025-04:00Nature is reality. Fibonacci and other formulas a...Nature is reality. Fibonacci and other formulas are concepts based upon and then imposed on nature(reality) in order to understand it and control it via various fields of engineering. The variable of reality is why the computer generated images still look fake. Just like a drum machine is lifeless compared to a real drummer. Without the constant, perhaps only subconsciously perceptible, sway-swing the beat is dead. Lifeless as a mathematical equation.masta shakehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16675182413794271634noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2999230124118604245.post-91488385955976102042009-08-03T00:38:24.786-04:002009-08-03T00:38:24.786-04:00Wow! This is fantastic stuff! I’ve been following ...Wow! This is fantastic stuff! I’ve been following your links for a very weird trip. The math stuff gives me a head-ache, but the concepts are psychedelic. Geometric shapes with finite volume and infinite circumference, what a concept! I especially like the ‘In creative works: Fractal art’ section on the wiki link. (Computer analysis of Jackson Pollock’s paintings, Max Ernst and African art fractals. What a gas!)<br />What really gets me is that the universe actually expresses itself in such beautiful and complexly simple mathematics. <br />And it’s not all just pretty pictures, check this out. <br />Our pulmonary bronchial tree bifurcates and branches like your ginger root example, so that the airways get smaller and smaller, down to the capillary bed where the O2 and CO2 exchange occurs. But as the airways get smaller and smaller, the air resistance actually decreases, because the overall volume of the airway increases!<br />Thanks for the journey -RQRobertohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01751501281929627657noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2999230124118604245.post-30210447003988962322009-08-03T00:26:39.595-04:002009-08-03T00:26:39.595-04:00Great post.
The beauty of nature really is endless...Great post.<br />The beauty of nature really is endless.Daniel.Zhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17722453772927109567noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2999230124118604245.post-53645072031969036102009-08-02T16:26:10.982-04:002009-08-02T16:26:10.982-04:00Very interesting.Very interesting.Stephen James.http://www.blogger.com/profile/04729750229032513596noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2999230124118604245.post-1155768958119893002009-08-02T10:51:43.125-04:002009-08-02T10:51:43.125-04:00How very weird, I've been thinking about fract...How very weird, I've been thinking about fractals yesterday and I even had the same examples in mind! lolSaskiahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06301660517419622751noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2999230124118604245.post-30414029221460511292009-08-02T09:10:28.967-04:002009-08-02T09:10:28.967-04:00I remember the first time I saw the Romansco Brocc...I remember the first time I saw the Romansco Broccoli in a store. I thought it was too beautiful to eat. Isn't it a perfect example of the Fibonacci sequence in action?Peter Underhillhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01735911856466908868noreply@blogger.com