Not from the stars do I my judgement pluck…

I was pleased to help the excellent UK-based charity Sense about Science by designing their annual Celebrities and Science leaflet again this Christmas. Celebrities and Science 2012, compiled by volunteers, expertly rebuts the silly health fads and other ill-informed enthusiasms of the rich and famous. It is a grimly funny document. Most celebrities are distinguished in only one … Continue reading Not from the stars do I my judgement pluck…

Making fractals in MS Paint

Fractals are a set of complex, self-similar, organically beautiful structures described by certain mathematical functions. Images of fractals are generated by iterative algorithms, many of which are very simple. By starting with a small pattern, applying a simple transformation, applying the same transformation to the result, and repeating, one can quickly construct elaborate fractals with only a … Continue reading Making fractals in MS Paint