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The video for technical metal veterans Meshuggah’s new single Clockworks is miiiighty impressive, marrying the band’s Gigeresque art/aesthetic to dynamic, moving, fractal art courtesy of Dutch visual effects maestro Julius Horsthuis.

Clockworks is from the band’s new album The Violent Sleep of Reason, out now via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Overstepping Artifacts – a fractalised ambient/drone/experimental music video from French animator Alexandre ‘Ricardo Montalban’ Lehmann.

If you liked it (and haven’t already fallen over sideways) check out his equally psychedelic 2011 video Astroblast.

Full screen, headphones, avoid the brown acid, etc.

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In a 2010 interview with Errol Morris, filmed 18 days before Mandelbrot’s death, the legendary mathematician talks about his work and the origin of the word ‘fractal’ with which he will always be associated.

The video was produced as a tribute by IBM (for whom Mandelbrot worked for 35 years)

Now go fractalise the Tumblr of your choice.

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karma-1 karma-4karma-2 karma-3 Karma by Korean sculptor Do Ho Suh is a seven metre tall tower of 98 cast stainless steel figures that appears to stretch upward to infinity like a fractal.

Currently installed at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

(Photos: Alan Teo)

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A user called LhoghoNurbs on the Fractal Forums posted this magnificent fractal cutlery set as a competition entry.

If it existed in real life, the set would include:

Cantor fork :: now you can pin a single kiwi seed. Twice in a row.
Recursive spoon :: it will never let you spill a drop of soup. Ever.
Koch knife :: to delicately cut hair-thin slices out of an egg. A raw egg.

The Infinity Set :: the set includes itself. As a subset.

Every piece of the set is inscribed with our Julia logo and our motto “The Infinities are Possible”. Limited quantities. Unlimited price. The kiwi, the drop of soup and the egg are not included in the box, but could be ordered separately.

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Based at the Swiss Federal Institute Of Technology in Zurich, architect and programmer Michael Hansmeyer uses algorithms and computation to generate architectural forms. These are some of his 16-million facet ‘subdivided columns’.

Impressive enough as CG models, these fractals of Satan actually exist in the real world: CAAD printed on 1mm sheets at the university’s Replab, hollowed out to reduce weight and built up in layers, 2.7 metres high.

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‘Recreational mathematician’, Vi Hart explores the wonderful world of fractals using infinite numbers of elephants, camels, circles within circles and other expertly rendered doodles.

Just let it wash over you.

Previously: You At The Back, Pay Attention

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Surface Detail by subBlue: a hypnotic fractal surface does its writhing, hypnotic thing for your eye-candification.

You might want to lie down for a bit after this.

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