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Jul 4 2004 / Aaron


A few months ago I was web surfing and found an amazing graphic artist who creates algorithmic complexity based art. Very cool stuff. One caught my eye especially, called the Buddhabrot method. A new way to render the mandelbrot set probabilistically, which generates an image reminiscent of the meditating buddha, and a space nebula.

I did a little background research and then, of course, wrote my own buddhabrot program. The result is below (click image for a much larger high-res version). The image is the result of a few billion pixel exposures. It took several hours of CPU time to produce.

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