Wednesday, May 4, 2011
No, not that photo. This was taken at Rough Fractals Command Central - Skype Division during a recent futile attempt to figure something out. Figuring out anything would do.
A fractal is generally "a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole," a property called self-similarity." Because they appear similar at all levels of magnification, fractals are often considered to be infinitely complex. Natural objects that approximate fractals to a degree include clouds, mountain ranges, lightning bolts, coastlines, and snow flakes.