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
See how our modern day Johanne Gutenbergs created the World’s Smallest Magazine Cover with their trusty nanochisel.
More time spent on apps than eating? You can’t make this stuff up. It’s Dispatch No. 15.
Dark chocolate. White chocolate. Milk chocolate. There’s chocolate for everyone in Dispatch No. 27.
Reach 2, 3, 4… And stretch 2, 3, 4… No, it’s not gym class. It’s you and your mobile phone in Dispatch No. 10.
Visit the swimming polar bear at the smart zoo in Dispatch No. 17.
Watch a symphony of data and the return of the world’s smallest movie star in Dispatches No. 6 & 7.
What’s for dessert in the IBM Food Truck? Why it’s Belgian Bacon Pudding!
From keyboards to cupboards, computer science enters the culinary arts.
Tomorrow’s cutting edge chefs won’t just need good palettes. They’ll want good programming.
A Fractals Lunchbreak
Here’s a great reason to stay in for lunch today. Feast your eyes and your ears on this epic fractals animation.