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There is a short story the SDVMA crew loves: Ray Bradbury's 'A Sound of Thunder'. It is about a man who goes back in time and accidentally tramples a butterfly. Upon returning to the present, he finds the world to be somewhat different from the one he left; all of history has been changed by the death of a single butterfly in the distant past...
…Whereby the flapping of a butterfly's wings creates tiny changes in the atmosphere that over the course of time, or via a chain of events, can lead to large-scale phenomena like tornadoes. Had the butterfly not flapped its wings, the trajectory of the system might have been vastly different...
…Since the Big Bang, (and before and after) Yin and Yang at play in the Universe. Forever reminding us, amongst many other things, that ‘we are stardust’ (Joni Mitchell) …and also that, ‘the time will come when you see we’re all one, and life flows on within you and without you’ (The Beatles)...
…Wax on, Wax off.
…Geometry in Nature, on planet Earth and throughout the known Universe. Something which appears to be divided into parts, each of which is similar to the original object. Parts of the whole. Fractals possess infinite detail. Trees and ferns are fractal in nature. Take a branch from a tree or a frond from a fern and you will see it is a miniature replica of the whole; not identical, but similar in nature. The detail is the whole is the detail.
…Benoît Mandelbrot was the first person to use a computer to plot/’draw’ Fractals. The Mandelbrot Set - a computer visualization of Fractals.
We hope you like the fractal art that we've used throughout our site. For individual artists and their fractal images, please see our 'CREDITS' page.
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