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We use the beauty of fractals to inspire interest in Science, Math and Art.
Fractals are the pictures of Dynamic Systems – and we can learn a lot about them by watching them MOVE. Enjoy the animations below. Try to imagine you’re sitting in a planetarium, fully immersed, flying into the fractals. And if you really want to see them that way, come to a First Friday Fractals show!
Uploaded on Nov 5, 2009
These geometric fractals show how simple shapes can combine and repeat to create the complex patterns of nature. And then they gracefully dissolve into dust...
Fractals designed by Jonathan Wolfe (FractalFoundation.org) and music by Daniel Wolfe of WolfeSongs.com
Recognizing the chaotic, fractal nature of our world can give us new insight, power, and wisdom. For example, by understanding the complex, chaotic dynamics of the atmosphere, a balloon pilot can “steer” a balloon to a desired location. By understanding that our ecosystems, our social systems, and our economic systems are interconnected, we can hope to avoid actions which may end up being detrimental to our long-term well-being.
. . .Kirchhoff's law of thermal emission (formulated in 1860) is presented and demonstrated to be invalid. This law is crucial to our understanding of radiation within arbitrary cavities. Kirchhoff's law rests at the heart of condensed matter physics and astrophysics. Its collapse can be directly associated with 1) the loss of universality in Planck's law (Planck's constant and Boltzmann's constant are no longer universal in nature), 2) the collapse of the gaseous Sun as described in Standard Solar Models, and 3) the inability of the Big Bang to act as the source of the microwave background. . . .