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Fractals

Here's What Happens When Math & Snow Are Used To Make Art

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.08.2014 | Science

Simon Beck has spent the past decade tracing beautiful patterns into snow-covered mountains and lakes using nothing but snowshoes and some basic math ...

A Million Business Cards Present a Math Challenge

Tim Chartier | Posted 01.10.2015 | Science
Tim Chartier

Check your wallet -- not for money but for your business cards. Are they still there? If not, they may be part of a worldwide math challenge. Over the past month, people around the world have been building a mathematical structure out of more than a million business cards.

Artist Transforms Nude Bodies Into Kaleidoscopic Human Fractals (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts

Jamaican-American artist Renee Cox is well-known for crafting mesmerizing images that combine the visual aesthetic of stereotypes with fragments of a...

Kindly Allow These Fabergé Fractals To Melt Your Brains Into Goo

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.08.2014 | Arts

The images below are dazzling, to say the least. But be warned, once you gaze upon their intricately textured exteriors, landing somewhere between a R...

LOOK: A Whole New Way To View Archiecture

Posted 09.03.2013 | Arts

A skillfully designed building is a work of art on its own. But imagine if you break that architectural image into a dozen pieces and reconstruct it a...

Oranges and Apples Comparisons: The Roots of the Problem

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 01.09.2013 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

Can you think of a shape that occupies three times as much area on a page as it used to, when it's doubled in size?

Amazing Fractal Utensils We Wish Were Real

Posted 10.04.2012 | Taste

A set of utensils that nearly defies every law of physics known to man.

The Most Gorgeous Fractals We've Ever Seen

Posted 02.11.2012 | Arts

Who says fractals can't be fun? Dennis Koch's colorful canvasses first appear to be abstract, but the works are actually visual manifestations of math...

Origami and Fractals: Shadowy Worlds Between Art and Mathematics

Jane Chafin | Posted 12.16.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

I watched two short documentaries this week about visuals that exist in the shadowy world between art and mathematics. The first film is from the PBS's "Nova" series, Fractals, Hunting the Hidden Dimension. The second is Vanessa Gould's 2009 documentary Between the Folds, a fascinating look at the history and evolution of the world of paper folding.

Numerical Beauty: Iconic Images From Science And Math

Posted 10.15.2011 | Arts

Artists and scientists may sometimes disagree on the nature of beauty, but their respective aesthetics sometimes align. The arts may be the source of ...