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
The lights are out. The stands are empty. The trophies are awarded. But the music lives on. Listen to the full collection of music made with tennis data here→ Mic drop.
Here’s a backstage pass to our tennis concert in the cloud.
You’ve got a front row seat to the concert on the IBM Cloud. Hear IBM and James Murphy turn real-time US Open match data into music, streaming live as the tournament heads into the quarterfinals. Listen now →
How did IBM and James Murphy turn tennis match data into music? (If you just shouted “Sorcery!”, sorry but no.) Learn about the #ibmsessions algorithm that composes music in the IBM Cloud here →
If you’re into music, you’ve probably blasted James Murphy’s hits (LCD Soundsystem, anyone? Yes, please.) But the IBM Sessions presented a new challenge for James: turning tennis stats into music. James worked with developers to create an algorithm that turned live data into original sounds. Listen here →