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