Here is a selection of julia sets from Google images. I think they are beautiful!
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Colour and light
And now for something completely different.... When I was young and ambitious, I wanted to be the singer in a band, and one idea I had for a band name was The Julia Set. I love the way it sounds, I think Julia is a pretty name, and I am intrigued by what a julia set is. It is a type of fractal, which mathematically (although the jargon is a bit beyond me, so I'll leave it out), is a repeating pattern. They occur naturally in the environment in flowers, shells, waves and clouds, and in manmade items such as doileys, fireworks, architecture, and staircases, but mostly they are generated in computer graphics programmes. They look amazing as scrapbooking paper.