# On Fractalicious

This week’s posts have been a diversion from my routine while focusing on small things – and as we know, the microscopic world is detailed and fascinating.

Fractals are a geometry concept. In simple terms, a fractal is a shape within an object that takes the shape of the entire object. A piece of a rock from a mountain that looks like the entire mountain; a part of a tree branch that when magnified looking like the entire tree; or in section of a coastline that looks similar to the entire coast. Yes, fractals are about shapes.

The mathematics for fractals goes back into the 1800s, but Benoît Mandelbrot paper about the coast of Great Britain in the 1960s brought fractals into modern light. Today, artists use fractals and fractal-like patterns in art create fractal art by using mathematical algorithms to created objects, images, animations, and other visual representations most commonly through fractal software.

Once you see this fascinating video, it will not take long to see how fractals fit into this week’s theme. Enjoy the images.

## 35 thoughts on “On Fractalicious”

1. or like our single cell when magnified looks like a small universe ? Great post Frank. Very thought provoking. Really enjoyed it!

• Mino,
Exactly! No matter how large or how small, this is some world! Thanks for commenting.

• Rich,
I took a break this week from the routine, but will have some on Friday’s Opinions in the Shorts. Thanks for stopping by.

• i was hoping that comment would seem like i’m too dumb to understand and just want to read onion headlines.

• Here’s one to hold you over: Vladimir Putin Wins Russian Presidency After Promising He Can Bend Anything With Bare Hands

• now i got my fix for the day. thanks.

3. an interesting view of the world

• Shimon,
That is is! Thanks for commenting.

4. I’ve always been fascinated by fractals. Great post. Wonderful video.

• Mobius,
This video was a big hit with me … and in some ways, on OMG moment. Glad you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by.

5. Hi,
A fantastic video, just amazing what is in the microscopic world. I agree, a lot of artists use fractals, and I have seen art with similar patterns.

• Mags,
Traveling in both directions from our eyesight range is amazing! Thanks for visiting.

6. Cool video. Psychedelic in fact. reminds me of late 60′s light shows.
hansi

• Hansi,
And didn’s you mention black lites earlier in the week? Too funny – thanks for enjoying and visiting.

7. Infinity in the super small, just as in the super large, incredible how infinite applies in all directions.

• Randel,
Outstanding big-picture perspective! Thanks for sharing.

8. fascinating video Frank! Makes one think how amazing this universe is and the incredible balance that has to exist that makes it all possible.

• Christine,
Well said! Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for stopping by.

9. And we question a Divine Designer!? Thanks Frank~ WONDERFUL ~Deborah

• Voice Deborah,
Now there’s a loaded question … but no, I don’t question a Divine Designer – however my rationale may be different than others who proclaim one. Thanks for stopping by and serving as a reminder for me to stop by.

• Lynn,
Why am I not surprise at that? … Glad you enjoy this and thanks for visiting.

10. Sonel |

Lovely video Frank and very interesting. Thanks for sharing and for the visit to my blog.

• Sonel,
Welcome first-time commenter … and all the way from South Africa too! For sure, the video is fascinating. Thanks for visiting and feel free to return.

11. Nice pics Frank. Sometimes I get confused on the music from these mini-movies because it sounds like porn music. It could just be me.

• Les,
Your porn music comment cracks me up. Instead of posting it here, i found some videos that could be put to future use. Thanks for visiting.

12. Really amazing! I have thoroughly enjoyed your series. Each has been wonderful. And thanks for the background on fractals. My understanding is pretty primitive! This was helpful. Debra

• Debra,
Believe me, my knowledge about fractals is also limited … but enough to spot the video and write the post. Glad you enjoyed this series, and thanks for visiting.

• John,
Well said. I recall when seeing this “It keeps going!” Thanks for commenting.

13. I love fractals. I think when I retire the next to last time, I will have to invest in some fractal software. I have only done a few by hand, but they are largely therapeutic. Do you follow BuddhaKat? http://buddhakat.wordpress.com

She does Fractal Fridays.

• Red,
Thanks for following the link back to this post. .. and great knowing you find creating them as therapeutic. I didn’t know about BuddhaKa – so I visited and will return! Many thanks for commenting and the reference!