Day 13 of the April 2013 A to Z Challenge…
I may have forgotten to mention my theme – it is fractals, fractal art, everything fractal up to and including my new book Fractal Dreams! Have a look around my pages and such to see lots more fractals. Also, every Friday I post a FridayFractalFeature (fff, for short) for all to enjoy! Thanks for stopping by and engaging in the A to Z 2013 Challenge! This is my FIRST ever, so I’m pretty excited! So every day I will post a fractal whose title starts with the letter of the day… and perhaps other things fractal related. Some very good A to Z post on writing at M3 Blog
M is for….
MANDELBROT – Benoit B Mandelbrot (November 20, 1924 – October 14, 2010), that is. I also spoke of him in B because he is worth many, many references. He is pretty much considered the father (or is it grandfather?) of fractals. Due to his pursuit of the area of math that has turned into fractal geometry and considering he coined the word fractal, he’s quite the forefather. There is a joke about his name, Benoit B. Mandelbrot. It is, “what does the B stand for in Benoit B. Mandelbrot?” Congratulations if you got it without an explanation. Not many will (even I had to ask, don’t feel bad). The answer is immediately funny and appropriate if you know that a fractal, in short, is a self similar shape or form that is recursive (repeats) no matter how far you zoom into it. (See also T is for… for another word that refers to this very property *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*.)
MOONHIGH, MARGOT 1942, MARTHIG, MARIO837 – some awesome fractalists I’ve met on DeviantArt.
Mandelbulb3D (MB3D) – is another FREE fractal generating and rendering application that seems to have taken the fractal world by storm. With it, fractalists are able to create images, 3D images, as have never before been produced. They are, of course, based on fractal math, but apparently MB3D is quite user friendly. I have ddown;oaded it, but have not tried it yet. It seems to become quite addictive almost immediately, so I don’t want to forsake all other apps at this time. I have put MB3D on hold in my arsenal for a while.
the fractal for M is: MOZAMBIQUE

 Mozambique is in my book, Fractal Dreams, which is available exclusively at RedmundPro.
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Disclaimer: I am NOT a mathematician, so please forgive the uneducated tone of my definitions. I am an artist, so I try to explain the math of fractals to the best of my (limited) ability.
For whatever reason, this one rings Sci Fi to me.
I like the tone of that ring…
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I see strength and freedom. It’s lovely.
Wonderful evocation, Ida… thanks!
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You have a good talent in what you do. Thanks for sharing it with us. It has been some time but we are back to check out other posts of yours as well. Keep on, keeping on. all the best.
And it has been sometime for me too… I WILL be by to check out your posts again soonish… thanks for your support..
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This is one of your most popular. For me it is energetic and serene in balance. Thank you for the shout out! xxx
Most welcome, Red… Yes I’m not exactly why, but I’m happy it pleases so many!!
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Love the colours and it has a Sci Fri look to me too. Marvelous.
Interesting… I’m not sure why I don’t get an immediate scifi feel… id does appear to be a being or a ship of sorts… thanks Tess!
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I don’t know. Benoit?
I quite like this one. Reminds me of a cross between a caterpillar and a butterfly.
Nice!!?!?!?
You were close… in the true recursive nature of fractals, the answer is Benoit B Mandelbrot… the never ending punchline!!!
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There’s something about fractals that is very mysterious, as though they are trying to say something. That you are interested in them is artistic.
Thank you for your kind comment!!!
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Cool rocket ship of a fractal! It’s taking off. Very scifi
yes, I feel it’s feminine nature is strong… yin to the yang…
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One thing I love about fractals is the sometimes stark and alien beauty of some figures, and the warmth of others, which very few occupying any sort of middle ground. Very nice!
Learned something new here and your art is interesting!
Thanks for stopping by… glad you like it!!
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Its a fascinating concept! I see the poetic curves as very natural – almost (forgive me) like seeing the snake from the inside….
thanks for the wonderful comment… that is really quite the astute observation, because, though I’ve never verbalized it, it feels like that’s what it does for me!!!
thanks!!
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