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Fractal video feedback

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Through a combination of magnification and pixellation, video feedback -- a video camera pointing at a monitor connected to it -- can make fractals.

emergence of a fractal pattern

Explore this with the interactive Java applet to the left.

For more information see the full-strength research pages on video feedback.

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Fractals: patterns of nature

trees are fractals! ferns are particularly nice examples of fractals: small parts of ferns really look like whole ferns, just smaller

Parts of fractal patterns look similar to the fractal as a whole.

fern video-feedback fractal fractal blossom

photo of exhibit in front hall Why not try out the experiment, either at home (if you happen to have a video camera) or in our department's front lobby?



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