Fractals: a world in a grain of sand | Ben Weiss | TEDxVeniceBeach

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Our lungs manage to pack the surface area of a tennis court into our ribcage. Our circulatory system crams 60,000 miles of branching blood cells and capillaries into our bodies. Single objects repeating patterns over and over and over at various scales, parts similar to the whole. These are just a couple of the examples of fractals in action presented to us in dazzling detail by mathematician and creator of Frax HD, Ben Weiss - who brilliantly bridges the gap between math and art to bring this concept to life. And what more, Weiss explains how viewing fractal imagery has the ability to positively affect the brain and make revelations about human perception and consciousness. For more, visit https://fract.al Ben is a computer graphics researcher at Google, with a focus on image processing and machine intelligence. He is also the principal developer of the app Frax, a tool to bring the beauty of interactive fractal geometry to a worldwide audience. Ben is a former competitive freediver, with a 7-minute breath-hold, and has been a member of the US Freediving Team in multiple world championships. His career has included stints at Apple, Microsoft, and MetaCreations, where in the 90’s he was the co-developer of the Kai’s Power Tools suite of graphics apps. He currently lives happily on the Venice Canals. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx



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