A deep (very deep!) Mandelbrot set

An image of the Mandelbrot set

Image credit: Wolfgang Beyer

This amazing five minute video illustrates the Mandelbrot set; an infinite geometric figure (a fractal). Obviously the video doesn’t delve into the entire set — if it were to do that, it would take a bit longer to watch than anyone has time for….

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Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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10 Responses to A deep (very deep!) Mandelbrot set

  1. uzzawal1911 says:

    Wow, sounds like an amazing concept, my brain was tripping on the video! Also the music was nice.

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  2. Beck says:

    And so it goes for an eternity only to end up right back where you start. How many times can it be done in a different way? And how long would it take to explore it. An eternity… hence- life itself. Very cool video. thanks for sharing!

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  3. I want to fully understand this! It’s too easy to watch the video, read the text and move on with one’s life (what’s left of it!) so can you explain it in reasonably simple language?

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    • pendantry says:

      Explain it? In simple language? Ummm… not really. Think of a shoreline… no matter how closely you zoom in on it, it always contains the same amount of crinkliness in it. Does that help?


  4. Tom says:

    It’s very easy to get lost in the moment watching this video. I wonder how it would work with binaural beats? Still, it’s a fun journey (although I did spot a few ‘virus’ shapes whilst being taken through!)

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  5. mistermuse says:

    Not exactly my cup of tea, what can I say?
    But it beats watching/listening to Trump any day.

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  6. masercot says:

    Infinity is not that large: Infinity is equal to infinity minus one…. equal to infinity minus any number. Let that number go to infinity and we have proof that infinity is equal to zero. I read this in the pamphlet of a cult I was about to join…

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