First up, we have a variation on the Mandelbrot Set called the Buddhabrot, so named for its resemblance to the seated Buddha. They take the M-set, rotate it 90 degrees, and do some cool probabilistic effects to make it look ghostly. Here’s the result (click to enlarge):
We’ve also got an incredible 10-minute dive into the unfathomably microscopic reaches of the M-Set, right here:
And finally, reader Alex Caswell asked yesterday if I knew of any other sweet fractal patterns besides the M-Set. Absolutely! Here’s one called the Burning Ship Fractal:
Many more pictures of the Burning Ship, even cooler than the one above, are right here.
This concludes Fractal Week. It’s been fun! Have a great weekend. I’ll be back Monday with, I don’t know, something that isn’t about math!