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    Mark Sumner

    The simple statement, z -> z² + c, applied until |z| is out of a bounding box and with the steps needed to diverge counted, yields this, and other seemingly countless depths of complexity.

    Simple rules, applied once, always lead to simple results.  However, simple rules applied iteratively can lead to all kinds of mind-bogglingly amazing complexity.

    My favorite, BTW, is the Mandelbox (examples with different parameters and render settings: 1, 2, 3, 4).  The concept that what's basically just a piecewise, 3d version of the Mandelbrot equation could produce such incredible complexity... blows the mind, doesn't?  I'd even argue that it's internal subjective beauty rivals anything that nature could produce.

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