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Shattered Realities

August 28, 2008 6 comments

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Sometimes, it’s reality that fades away when confronted by your dreams. Which side prevails, the rougher, more real one or the subtleties of the imagination – that is just a matter of perspective.

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Categories: Fractal Art, Magic, Thoughts

Turquoise Ripples

August 25, 2008 Leave a comment

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It is curious to watch how everything ripples outwards, ever expanding into infinity, drawing strange pattern around you. Some days, it is almost like you could come to comprehend it all. But the next moment everything eludes you again.

Categories: Fractal Art, Symbols

Walking The Path Of Spirit, Again

August 20, 2008 3 comments

The details are fading away, everything is getting blurrier, more mysterious, filled with this strange light. But it’s still the same path, after all.

Here’s the original for reference. Let me know what you think!

Categories: Fractal Art, Symbols

Mysteries

August 12, 2008 Leave a comment

They’re not always meant to be solved. I think the most interesting part of being human is having no idea what it all means. Things just are, and you can’t prove any of it to exist. Even questioning is a paradox, the paradox itself is a paradox, ad nauseam. It’s called being too smart for your own good, letting your mind take over when it has no idea what to do when encountering anything that doesn’t fit nicely into its own illusions.

But I question the validity of all these logical constructs and black holes of thought: What happens when your mind has collapsed entirely? Where does the strenght to keep living come from? There’s something else there, beyond all this existential angst.

These circumstances don’t have to dampen your joy of living. It’s definitively not a productive way to spend your time.

At the end of each day, even if you still find yourself utterly clueless, unable to comprehend even the tiniest sliver of existence, you can still choose curiosity instead of fear, wonder instead of despair. And that is, to sum it up, why I believe in divinity.

Categories: Fractal Art, Purpose, Thoughts

Fundamental Understanding

August 2, 2008 2 comments

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It’s amazing how doing something yourself instead of just observing it can deepen your understanding of that thing tremendously. Above are 6 screenshots of fractals generated by a tiny program I wrote using only 153 bytes, which is 1000 times less than the size of the image itself! When stripped to the bare essentials, there’s really not that much to an iterated function system (the process behind the creation of a fractal).

Nowadays, computers provide the structure which carries an amazing amount of the human soul in it – communication, expression, creativity, connectedness. It might just be an external manifestation of the major shift towards freedom humanity is experiencing.

With that in mind, I have to tell you: the first time you run a program which actually makes the computer do exactly what you intended, creating something meaningful out of a bunch of dead numbers and instructions, it feels a bit like being god.