Monday, August 8, 2011

A Fractal Design

Nature imitating art or at least mathematics. Both trees and ferns are fractal in nature and can be modeled on a computer by using a recursive algorithm. See Wikipedia:Fractal. One of the first computer programs I was able to write successfully created a fractal pattern. Actually, I copied most of the code, but I still got the program to work. These ferns are growing in the dark forests of Sequoia National Park in California's Sierra.

1 comment:

  1. This is my first time to know the word, fractal design. Very, very interesting idea. And I love this green fern picture so much that I use it as my wallpaper now.Thank you.