fractals

This Captivating Sci-Fi Short Film Was Randomly Generated By A Computer

This Captivating Sci-Fi Short Film Was Randomly Generated By A Computer

Video: We wouldn’t blame you for thinking that Julius Horsthuis spent weeks designing and animating his sci-fi short, Fraktaal, using 3D software. But as the artist reveals, “It so happens that I’m a lazy animator.” So he instead relied on complex mathematical fractal patterns to automatically generate the alien worlds…

Paintings Reveal Signs Of Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s In Famous Artists

Paintings Reveal Signs Of Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s In Famous Artists

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have shown that it’s possible to detect neurodegenerative disorders in famous artists by analysing subtle changes in their brush strokes over time. The technique could eventually be used to flag Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s in artists before they’re diagnosed.

Pretty Fractal Patterns Pop Up In Maine’s Tidal Ponds

Pretty Fractal Patterns Pop Up In Maine’s Tidal Ponds

There are multiple examples of fractal patterns in nature, from peacock feathers, snowflakes, and leaves, to cloud formations and coastlines. A group of graduate students have spotted similar fractal geometries in the ponds that form at low tide on a tidal flat in Maine.