Nikolai Lutohin. Illustrations for Galaksija Magazine. 1970s.
Math Is Pretty
Last week I met Tom Beddard, a physicist turned web developer turned artist (and friendly guy). He creates 3D fractals — those recursive shapes that infinitely repeat at every scale. They’re based on simple math, but they can create some amazing images.
Says Beddard: “I don’t seek any new mathematical insight into the resulting structures, it’s a purely aesthetic pursuit to scratch a creative itch. Part of the fascination with fractal exploration is when … amazing and completely unexpected structures can pop out and surprise you.”
Some of the fractals look like Gothic architecture. Some of them look like alien seed pods. All of them are mesmerizing. You can see lots more on Beddard’s flickr page. You can actually fly through the fractals and see them morphing in these videos. And now, thanks to a new app called Frax that Beddard helped develop, you can make fractals of your very own.
Seascape - Alexei Vasilievich Hanzen
Enchanted Forrest (Zauberwald), painting, acrylic on canvass.
Ute Latzke, artist on tumblr, http://utelatzke.tumblr.com
INDITE [aka ENDITE]
1. make up, compose, write, as in a poem.
2. to give literary or formal expression to.
3. to put down in writing (indite a message).
4. Obsolete: to dictate, to prescribe.
Etymology: from Old French enditer, from Latin indīcere, “to declare”, from in-, used to indicate inclusion within space, a place, or limits + dīcere, “to say”.