Making fractals in MS Paint

2 thoughts on “Making fractals in MS Paint”

  1. These are awesome.

    For some reason, when I think of fractals, I always think of starting big and zooming inwards, but actually it makes a lot more sense to construct them by the smallest element working outwards; it means the ‘infiniteness’ of the pattern is only seen when the whole image is infinitely large, though…


    1. Thanks, Andy! One thing I do like about this bottom-up approach is that it shows why fractals appear in physical systems! Unexpected patterns emerge out of nowhere from combinations of simple building blocks, just as with cellular automata.


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