17 March 2008

african fractals

This ones on fractals and self-organising algorithms in African culture/history. Check it out if you're at all interested in fractals, bottom-up self-organising patterns, or using indigenous knowledge in current solutions


jaysen said...

theres a nice example of the progression of ideas in here - from fractal algos using deterministic chaos in african sand divinations - conveyed to Europe as "Geomancy" - applied by Leibnitz in creation of the "binary" paradigm - to boolean algebra, to digital computing.

Anonymous said...

Could be woven somehow, into the curriculum pehaps to enhance mathematical skills in kids from key stage 3 up ??? Who's to say, we not mechanics!

jaysen said...