Category Archives: Fractals

Political Self-Organization and Fractal Patterns

The objective of this work is to better analyze and understand social self-organization in the context of social media and political activism. More specifically, we center our analysis in the presence of fractal scaling in the form of 1/f noise … Continue reading

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How Children perceive Fractals – Hierarchical self-similarity and Cognitive development

The ability to understand and generate hierarchical structures is a crucial component of human cognition, available in language, music, mathematics and problem solving. Recursion is a particularly useful mechanism for generating complex hierarchies by means of self-embedding rules. In the … Continue reading

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What are Fractal Systems?

Within science, we introduce ‘fractality’ as a watchword for a new way of thinking about the collective behaviour of many basic but interacting units, be they atoms, molecules, neurons, or bits within a computer. To be more precise, our definition … Continue reading

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In the Mind of the Fractal King: On Life and Fractals

Our namesake, the nautilus, is not just a cultural and mythical object; it has also some rich (and not imagined) math to it. That’s because it is one of nature’s fractals. These are objects whose shape at a given length … Continue reading

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