When maths and design cross paths
For those of you who don’t know what a Fractal is, Dictionary.com defines it as:
“–noun Mathematics, Physics .
A geometrical or physical structure having an irregular or fragmented shape at all scales of measurement between a greatest and smallest scale such that certain mathematical or physical properties of the structure, as the perimeter of a curve or the flow rate in a porous medium, behave as if the dimensions of the structure (fractal dimensions) are greater than the spatial dimensions.”
At even the most intellectual time of day can be a difficult definition to get your head around. Thankfully, these structures can be visualised or graphed (which helps those of us who are less number-driven get a pretty good grasp on the concept without having to pull out some math textbooks), they can even be used in design. What? How? Brain explosion?
To help illustrate just how well math and design play with one another, here are a few examples prepared earlier (click on the Artist/Title/Image to visit their source).
Yours in mathematical-design fusion,