Mandelbulb3D Animation: Spun Out of the Blue

The fractal shapes in this video remind me of the exquisite industrial art created by metal spinners. Metal spinning is thought to be one of the oldest art forms that manipulate the shape of metal. Developed in either ancient China … Continue reading

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Mandelbulb3d Animation: Beyond Enlightenment

On a lighter side of enlightenment: Once upon a time a guy named Steve decided to become spiritually enlightened, so he quit his day-job, sold all of his worldly belongings and deleted all of his social media accounts, and joined … Continue reading

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360° of Enlightenment

Four years ago I published a 3D fractal video called “Enlightenment”. At that time I naively assumed that the literal, spiritual, and historic themes of the video would be crystal clear and obvious to everyone. Well, they were not. Understandably, … Continue reading

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The Philosopher’s Cave

“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty—a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable … Continue reading

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Animated 3D Fractal: The Reveal

Long ago, on a quiet day In 1920, Swiss-born painter, printmaker, and draughtsman Paul Klee fired up his new-fangled self-filling fountain pen and famously tweeted “Kunst gibt nicht das Sichtbare wieder, sondern macht sichtbar” (“Art does not reproduce the visible; … Continue reading

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