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
Look who’s turning one!
Well that went by quick.Thanks to all you early adopters who’ve helped us grow during our first year on Tumblr. We wouldn’t be here without you. See IBMblr’s ‘scrapbook’ →
And with this penultimate fractal GIF, we’re nearing the end of our Fractal Fest celebration. But while all good things must come to an end, don’t worry, we won’t be saying goodbye to fractals for long. The Tumblr Fractalizer will remain at our #Fractals page, and keep an eye on your feed all next week for a killer IBM Research innovation.
Item #2 in a series
As an homage to IBM’s long-standing motto, this assemblage was created using a vintage cupboard door and other reclaimed items. We think it’s pretty cool.
And lucky for you, artist ElizabethRosenArt is willing to part with it for a small fee.