What is a practical application of Fractal Geometry?
I watched a movie on Fractals. It seems to me that such thinking is useful when creating new technologies. But I wonder beyond that.
Universe expresses itself through human creativity
A social behaviour to connect people into a micro community
Social experiment asking strangers deep questions
Before I talked to any of my friends (comments above), I wrote a reflection on my blog straight after watching a movie.
Now I realise that any topic can be interpreted in many ways: I have quite different points on my individual reflection and feedback from my friends. That makes me think that thinking individually and collectively are both important.
//“爱因斯坦（Albert Einstein）拒绝相信掷骰子神。他写给马克斯·伯恩（Max Born）的一封信中说：“您相信一个上帝，我会在完整的法律和秩序中扮演骰子。”因此，他显然感到偶然性和确定性法律不相容。他喜欢确定性定律。现在，Mandelbrot的场景，混乱和相关的事情对我们所做的就是表明您可以同时拥有这两者。重要的不是上帝是否玩骰子。上帝就是这样玩骰子的。” -伊恩·斯图尔特教授（46:00）//
// “Albert Einstein refused to believe in a dice-playing deity. He wrote a letter to Max Born in which he said, ‘You believe in a God who plays dice and I in complete law and order.’ So, he obviously felt that chance and deterministic laws were not compatible. He preferred the deterministic laws. Now, what the Mandelbrot set and chaos and related things have done for us is to show that you can have both at the same time. It is not whether God plays dice that matters. It is how God plays dice.” — Prof. Ian Stewart (46:00) //
I asked Mansoor yesterday "how our projects can be fractal?" His answer was that it's project-specific. But a general idea is: "Elements can sync together to create a whole greater than its parts".
We had a fantastic exploration with Struppi! We played with spheres and vectors as magnets, and how they connect with one another into stable structures.
2 as a minimum system ("you cannot know thyself without the other")
Spheres as inside/outside/boundary ("no boundary between a human and nature because we're a shared air")
Life having many forms (polyforms)
Polycentric structure ("everyone can be a center of the Universe")
Triangle as a balanced relationship (example of tiny spheres as a cube and as a tetra)..
We plan to continue exploring and go further: take general principles of synergetics and imagine practical examples of how would our world look like if tetrahedron is the basic structure vs cube (how would a city look like? a community? and so on)