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Fractals

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 ...