The Beauty of Frax

On Wednesday, some computer graphics veterans released a new fractal exploration app called Frax for iOS devices. It brings a physical exploration style not just to panning and zooming, but to picking colors and textures, and it comes with a bunch of useful presets to get you started.

Fractals are mathematical sets in which large-scale features also appear at smaller and smaller scales. Computers are fast enough at calculating that they can turn fractal equations like the Mandelbrot set into works of fractal art.

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