My mom likes nudis!
June 23, 2006 9:30 AM   Subscribe

Playing with fractal generators can result in images that remind some of creatures in the natural world. Did you know that the nudibranch^ can be evocative of certain Julia-set fractals? Especially when you see them in motion. Be sure to check out the "scubadiving" and related YouTube tags for other deep-sea creatures. I especially liked this one.
posted by WolfDaddy (16 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Stolen from some recent thread: this is good
posted by Rumple at 9:36 AM on June 23, 2006

I vote for cool link. Thanks!
posted by lyam at 9:45 AM on June 23, 2006

Previous nudibranchery. So purty, those squishy hermaphrodites.
posted by Gator at 10:47 AM on June 23, 2006

(apparently she was salvaged!)
posted by shoepal at 10:52 AM on June 23, 2006

Thanks for the nudi links - the Spanish Dancer video was great. Also, that image from Rumple is, indeed, good.
posted by Staggering Jack at 11:01 AM on June 23, 2006

yay. back in acceptable form. Thanks for the fix and not a flame out hissy fit.
posted by edgeways at 11:11 AM on June 23, 2006

I wish my bank had a nudibranch.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:13 AM on June 23, 2006

I was gonna make that joke in the previous thread, but I would have used library.
posted by gigawhat? at 11:14 AM on June 23, 2006

Did someone mention fractals?
Check out my stuff
I have some animations too..
posted by jockc at 11:48 AM on June 23, 2006

Black Sun in Denmark
posted by xod at 1:03 PM on June 23, 2006

WolfDaddy , Such a wonderful post. So glad it was salvaged, although I thought the original was likeable too.

The Flamenco Dancer nudi was incredible (I think it was Arabic music actually). And that scuba diving video was mind-boggling, a visual feast of extraordinary creatures I never knew existed.

I remember the first time I saw a fractal, at an IBM building exhibit in the lobby, here in NYC. I found out about the Mandelbrot set, saw what could be done with the graphics based on it. All of a sudden the marvelous geometry of nature made new intuitive visual sense to me, as well as the mysterious and charming similarities between things, like trees and synapses, cauliflower surfaces and treetop surfaces on mountainsides. It's exciting on many levels.

Thanks for sharing your discovery and enjoyment.

xod , The black sun in Denmark post was amazing. More please! An FPP?
posted by nickyskye at 2:00 PM on June 23, 2006

"I was gonna make that joke in the previous thread, but I would have used library."

You've never been to my library.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:19 PM on June 23, 2006

Holy cow jockc, those mechanical ones are amazing!
posted by belling at 6:38 PM on June 23, 2006

And of course there's always fractal cauliflower if you're hungry....
posted by pax digita at 8:50 PM on June 23, 2006

xod, Thanks for the fracta bacteria, that was cool. But I want more about those amazing starling flights. I love it when they mass and flow like that, like schools of fish in space. Am going to Google more Black Sun in Denmark and see what's up with that, amazing.

pax digita, that fractal cauliflower blows my mind every time.

jockc, what a stunning and exceptionally beautiful collection of fractals you created! I love the sophisticated colors and sensuality of this one.

On beeling's recommendation I checked out the mechanical ones. Yes, they are so beautiful!
posted by nickyskye at 10:20 AM on June 24, 2006

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