3D FractalsLast week I met Tom Beddard, a physicist turned web developer turned artist (and friendly guy). He creates

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 structurescan 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 fractalsand see them morphing in these videos. And now, thanks to a new app called Frax that Beddard helped develop, you can make fractalsof your very own.

(via npr)