In class today, We started by talking about infinity and the different images and ideas that come up when we talk about the infinite. Then we watched a Vi Hart video “Infinity Elephants” that provided an introduction to some important ideas, while looking back at fractals. Particularly, Vi mentioned that there were different sizes of… Read More Class 5: Introducing Infinity
Make a square out of paper, and then trace around it so you can remember the size. Cut the original square in half. Then cut one of the halves in half. Then cut that half of a half in half. Keep going! With your first cut, you produced a half of the square. What part… Read More Exploration 6: Cutting Squares
This was our last class specifically addressing fractals, but we will be seeing fractals pop up from time to time as we talk about infinity in the next section of the class. The exploration for next week is a preview of our work on infinity. This week the class was focused on the Mandelbrot set,… Read More Class 4 materials and assignment
For next week, jot down some reflections on the following questions. Bring your answers to our next class. We will start the next class with talking about some of your ideas about infinity. Consider what we mean when we say “infinite” — what does it mean to you? What artistic works or visuals do you… Read More Exploration 4: The Infinite
This is a link to videos from a competition a number of years ago for videos responding to or on the theme of the powers of 10 video.
This week, we chatted about Droste effect and substitution fractals, then we explored powers of ten, and created a Menger sponge. You can find the notes and links projected in class here. Don’t forget the the first project is now due on the 27th! There is an exploration for next week on using computer programs… Read More Week 3: Links, materials, etc.
Check out this list of programs and apps that can be used to create fractals (the full list can be found here). Explore at least one of these programs to see what it does and what you can create, then enter a few responses! Chaos Pro. Freeware for Windows. Fractint. Freeware for Windows. There’s an add-on… Read More Exploration 3: Fractals with Computers