Where there is matter there is geometry
There is a reason!!!!
These images, while they appear to be psychedelic art, are actually colorized images of the Mandelbrot set, a mathematical phenomenon. The Mandelbrot set is a pattern of geometric points that repeats within itself (meaning that any image you take of a particular section of the set can be replicated by zooming in or out) and and is infinitely complex; it is what’s known as a fractal. More info, images, and video of the Mandelbrot set can be found here.
something i learned today:
the ratio between the size of one digit of one of your fingers and the next digit of the same finger is roughly Φ, the golden ratio. Their lengths line up in an approximate way with sequential fibonacci numbers, because as the fibonacci sequence progresses the ratio between sequential numbers approaches Φ. i illustrated this in that image using an arbitrary unit of pixels and the grid in photoshop.
but the real cool part is that because of this, when you curl and uncurl your fingers, the path described by a fingertip is pretty close to a perfect golden spiral! what sweetly built machines we pilot over the earth
I heard this is the same with many parts of your body, the golden ratio is all up in us!
The symbol of pantheism is the spiral as seen in the curves of the nautilus shell, or in the spiral arms of a galaxy, showing the link between the cosmic physical and the biological. The spiral represents a variety of things: it means evolution, eternity, spirituality, growth. Sometimes the Nautilus spiral alone is used; it embodies the Fibonacci series and the golden ratio.