Fractals and Rough

Who doesn’t love fractals, and love Mandelbrot’s story?

I shall certainly never look at a whorl in the same way, in seashell or cauliflower. Beauty, order and accord from an unexpected quarter.

I confess I think a lot about the mystery of fabric – that by taking fibres of limited length and twisting them, we have yarn of unlimited length – then by weaving these yarns together warp and woof in the simplest of necessary ways it becomes something quite other. Take a point, add dimension, get a line. Lay a line side by side with its brothers, get a plane, two dimensions – but weave it together, there is the magic!

Mandelbrot would not thinking about linen when he gave this talk, but I was. May he rest in peace.

About Tricia Rose

Not distracted by shiny objects.
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8 Responses to Fractals and Rough

  1. a-m says:

    Oh we were just discussing fractals with our 12 year old on the weekend… and recessive genes… as you do, big B, little b.. we were watching a fascinating show with Richard Dawkins and Steven Hawking and got all scientifically excited. Aren’t they (fractals) the most beautiful thing…. life is amazing, it really is. A-M xx

  2. tsanko says:

    Wonderful ..thanks a lot for posting a good informitive blog

  3. The image is stunning and the post altogether inspiring, thanks Tricia Rose as always!


  4. livelybrowsers says:

    Thanks for good stuff

  5. Therese Long says:

    This is pretty amazing stuff, Tricia Rose.
    And thank you for being one of my most prized bloggy treasures!!
    Love you,

  6. roclafamilia says:

    Helpful blog, bookmarked the website with hopes to read more!

  7. GreenGoblin says:

    Really nice information, thanks!

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