Tom Beddard is a former physicist turned amateur fractal guru, who, you know, in his free time, likes to dabble in self-generative fractal programming to build out images like the video above, and the jaw-droppers below.  Above is an example of two continuously morphing Mandelbulbs, a sort of 3D analog of the famous Mandelbrot set. These self-generative and self-repeating shapes can be infinitely zoomed in on to reveal shapes that mimic the shape of the whole (I’d recommend you pop over to vimeo and watch it in HD).  Totally stunning stuff.  If you take a peek around his website, this and other projects are all publicly available to play with.  Want to create your own Mandelbulb, generate some free-form fractals or Droste effects, maybe some guillochés – it’s all there to play with, along with all the math to back it up, if you’re into that sorta thing…

(via bdif)