Fabergé Fractals

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A mathematical concept and natural phenomenon, fractals create never-ending patterns. These repeating patterns display at every scale – known as a self-similar pattern – starting off simple before growing progressively more complex.

At their inception, they were based on pure mathematics, but now their applications are seen in physics, chemistry, earth and geological sciences, engineering, and transport physics.

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Just like the ornate Fabergé eggs that were produced in Russia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Beddard’s creations are incredibly detailed, with labyrinthine curves and lines snaking across each object’s many sides.

According to My Modern Met, the former physicist uses a formulaic method to create these digitally rendered three-dimensional models.

Laser physicist and artist Tom Beddard via Science Alert.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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