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I'm always absolutely amazed by people who have both the considerable technical skill and the deep sense of aesthetics required to produce things like this.

The beautiful thing about fractals, is that everyone can get a start with very basic coding skills and with very minimal maths as well. A basic Mandelbrot or Julia fractal can be done with a handful of lines of code (cue the entrance of the golfers?). It's something pretty much anyone can start playing with.

Yet if you want to, you can spend the rest of your life figuring out shortcuts and hacks and tweaks to make your rendering faster (to let you zoom further or increase resolution) or to produce things like this video.

It's a lot of fun to play with because you get aesthetic results very easily, yet you can continue to add improve on your results as long as you have patience for.

Here's [1] a page where you are only allowed to use as much code as would fit in a Twitter message. There are fractals being created and other cool stuff (third one by "icecuber", ctrl+f). So, not really much code needed for some awesome effects.

[1]: http://dwitter.lionleaf.org/top

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