Self-similarity

The art of storytelling by the inventor of Fractal Geometry.

“A cloud is made of billows upon billows upon billows that look like clouds. As you come closer to a cloud you don’t get something smooth, but irregularities at a smaller scale.” by Benoît Mandelbrot

The fractals at the heart of African designs

“I am a mathematician, and I would like to stand on your roof” by Ron Eglash

Ron Eglash is an ethno-mathematician: he studies the way math and cultures intersect. He has shown that many aspects of African design — in architecture, art, even hair braiding — are based on perfect fractal patterns.

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