Fun With Fractals

Fractal imagesOne of my passions in life – when I’m not otherwise consumed by work, family life or writing – is computer programming, and I have always loved fractal images. As a general rule, every time I was introduced to a new programming environment I would learn how to to display graphical images so that I could draw fractals.

Fractal imagesOne of my steadfast guides in this recurring obsession is The Science of Fractal Images by Peitgen et al. (goodreads; Amazon.com). The images in the book are beautiful, and I can’t claim to be able to reproduce them, but it has been fun to see how far I could get. The images in this blog post are from a set I created eight years ago. The one right at the top is based on the cover image of The Science of Fractal Images.

Fractal images These images are all derived from the Mandelbrot figure. By chance, Benoit B. Mandelbrot gave a keynote speech at a conference I attended in 2005, which was quite a thrill for me.

About Frank

A Sci-Fi & Fantasy author and lyrical poet with a mild obsession for vampires, succubi, goddesses and Supergirl.
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