'Our Fractal Brains' by Julius Horsthuis

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Visual effects supervisor Julius Horsthuis is intrigued by fractal geometry. Fractals are a phenomenon of repeating mathematical patterns occurring everywhere in nature. It is also known as ‘expanding symmetry’ because it essentially means that the pattern repeats itself regardless of the scale.

Based on the passion for his little mathematical friends, Julius calls himself a ‘fractal artist’. In his stunning latest motion picture that goes by the title ‘Our Fractal Brains‘ he creates fractal landscapes that symbolize the infinite complexity of our brains. Enjoy Julius’ mathematical trip through your head below. Julius also put a kind of a poem over the visuals that we copied underneath.

Looking at the fractals seems to have some sort of effect on our brains because they seem to be void of meaning. I found it interesting to watch my own emotional reactions when exposed to them. If you want to learn more about fractals, here is a good example.

Julius creates his impressive visual FX journeys with a software called Mandelbulb 3D.

(-via The Creator’s Project-)


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When we look

at our world

we search

for patterns

struggling to make sense

of a senseless place

Peace is found

in chaos

as we fill it

with purpose


create meaning

in our Fractal Brains.

Video by Julius Horsthuis
Music: “Reaching Land” by Patrick O’hearn

Witness more experimental art on geometry here.

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