This WILL get you stoned! A magnification of the infinity deep and vastly complex Mandelbrot fractal set with colour cycling. The final magnification is e.130. Want some perspective? A magnification of e.12 would increase the size of an actual single particle to the same size as the earths orbit! e.21 would make that particle look the same size as the milky way! e.42 would be equal to the universe! This zoom is over double that. If you were “actually traveling” into the fractal, your speed would be faster than the speed of light.

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What is a fractal anyway? Well as you asked I will give you a brief run down.This particular fractal is called the Mandelbrot fractal set. The Mandelbrot fractal set is created using a mathematical formula that involves complex (infinite) numbers. These numbers are plotted onto a graph to produce the image. It is named after Benoît Mandelbrot. A famous mathematician who discovered fractal geometry. The boundary of this fractal is infinite. Meaning that when you magnify it, the edge of the boundary eventually becomes infinity complex. Buried within the Mandelbrot set are an infinite amount of smaller sets – that are self similar to the original. This animation is a journey to a set so infinitesimally small that if you could see all of the original it would be bigger than the universe!

Amazing zoom, definitely going to have to watch this again when I’ve got some intoxicants. Also, I have to know, what’s the name of this song?

glad you like The music is a song called “sad robot” and its by “Pornophonique”

If you want a copy of your own you can do one of two things

1) buy a copy of “purple haze” ($3)

2) go to jamendo and download it for free (personal use only)

you can find the whole album it was taken from here….

http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/7505

**although it is free to download the track/album I would ask you seriously to please make a donation to the artist to encourage them to continue producing music.**

oceans of love

teamfresh

Cheers brosef. I’ll download the album and see if I think he’s deserving of the last couple of dollars on my paypal account.

At the end of the clip, we see a form that looks pretty much like the Mandelbrot set again (this happens at the end of the e214 video too). I was wondering if that form is actually part of the original Mandelbrot set, or is that something you add in manually for art’s sake.

Thanks!

it is indeed part of the original set. I have not edited it. There are an infinite amount of these “smaller sets” buried within the original – and then there are an infinite amount of “even smaller sets” buried within the boundary of these “smaller sets” and so on.