>>10594461

Fuck, I finally understand the structure of the Mandelbrot set.

It's not just that it's a fractal, it's that the way its boundary changes is also structurally a fractal.

In this case, the pattern is pretty simple; it's just a spiral. But because of the way that pattern interlaces into itself, it has infinite scaling fractal versions at all points along that spiral, turning a perimeter into a sort of meta-tessellation that's concealed by the fractal shrinkage. Most of the time when I look at a fractal I can pretty clearly see the "structure," and there's an obvious linear scaling between self-similar parts. When you have a continuous structure like this pic, there's no self-similarity scaling factor because the scaling rule itself is recurrent at all scales.