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
Your femurs, scapulas and clavicles won’t believe their eyes.
Back in the day, IBMers were known for their crisp suits, button-down white shirts and “sincere ties.” How quaint. Meet Lysa, one of our hard-riding, earring-wearing, DIY-loving, female shining stars.
If we told you our most prolific female inventor is barely out of her twenties, would you believe us? Master Inventor Lisa Seacat DeLuca has nearly 350 patents to her credit and is the only woman in IBM’s history to receive the 100th Plateau Achievement Award. All while raising twins. How does this Technologista and Mom do it? Here’s a small glimpse.
Here’s a backstage pass to our tennis concert in the cloud.
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 →
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.