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Kickstart the Mandelmap poster: a vintage style map of the Mandelbrot set

Here’s something fun you might want to spend some money on: a poster of the Mandelbrot set, in the style of an old-fashioned navigation chart.

The Kickstarter has already racked up many multiples of the original funding goal with three weeks still to go, so it’s at the “effectively a pre-order” stage. The posters start at \$26.

Kickstarter: Mandelmap poster by Bill Tavis.

London MathsJam Recap, May 2015

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I know I usually write up the goings-on at Manchester MathsJam, but since I spent much of the last month ‘In Residence’ at the University of Greenwich, I spent the second-to-last Tuesday evening of May at the London MathsJam. Here’s a summary of what transpired.

Mandelbrot’s bum is full of π

They say that $\pi$ is everywhere. (They say that about $\phi$ too, but I’m not buying it.) I thought it would be interesting to discuss the most unexpected place I’m aware it’s ever appeared.

Matt Parker’s October adventures

He’s always busy doing something: here’s some news about friend of the site and Stand-up Mathematician Matt Parker, who’s got big plans for October.

Doodal

Doodal is a happy little toy which helps you draw fractals. This video explains how:

It’s a Flash applet, which means it doesn’t work on mobile devices :(

Play Doodal

Like in a Dream, by Jérémie Brunet

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A mesmerising tour through fractal space. Switch to fullscreen HD if you can. Created with Mandelbulb3D

via Steven Wittens on Google+

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