some fractal history
Benoit Mandlebrot (1924-2010)
Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.
—Mandelbrot, in his introduction to The Fractal Geometry of Nature
Turning math into art
Janet Parke provides a thoughtful and engaging explanation of how to turn math into art
Scott Draves, creator of flame algorithm
short YouTube documentary regarding the open source release of the flame algorithm