What’s a fractal?
Just one of the main building blocks of the universe. Known as ‘God’s thumbprint,’ these simple math formulas reveal the intricate recursive patterns found within nature, yet still remain one of science’s best-kept secrets. Follow along as we explore the contours, curiosities and creator of this beautiful wonder of the computer age.
"A fractal is a way of seeing infinity." —Benoit B. Mandelbrot
Meet The Fellows
What’s for dessert in the IBM Food Truck? Why it’s Belgian Bacon Pudding!
Come and get it!
The people have spoken. Head to the IBM Food Truck at SXSW to try today’s dish, Vietnamese Apple Kebabs, made fresh by cognitive computing and the Institute of Culinary Education.
The Institute of Culinary Education has found a new way to kickstart their creative process long before the first vegetable is chopped. They’re using a cognitive computing system made by IBM researchers that can learn and even create in the way we humans do. So far the technology is being used to design more creative recipes, like the tasty Turkish Bruschetta this GIF is based on. But in the future, it could invent healthier recipes. Gluten-free recipes. More sustainable recipes. And countless new ways to make you go “yum,” “mmmmmm,” “soooooooo good” and “delish.”