E C H O O B S E R V A T O R Y V 2
The Echo Observatory V2 is a visual synthesizer and a handcrafted tribute to fractals and self-similar patterns. It's a mysterious artifact that both generate and visualize complex mathematical formations, in real-time.
The Echo Observatory is fractals presented in a new context, and a stimulating introduction to mathematics.
While manipulating data values, the on-screen pattern mutate and transform in endless formations. The use of a circular display effectively eliminate set directions and releases an open-ended cosmos. A magnifying lens mounted on top amplifies the experience. In order to move around boundlessly, the user can zoom, pan and rotate.
The fractal visualizing program is created by happybits
"A fractal is a never-ending pattern. Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales. They are created by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feedback loop. Driven by recursion, fractals are images of dynamic systems – the pictures of Chaos. Geometrically, they exist in between our familiar dimensions. Fractal patterns are extremely familiar, since nature is full of fractals. For instance: trees, rivers, coastlines, mountains, clouds, seashells, hurricanes, etc. Abstract fractals – such as the Mandelbrot Set – can be generated by a computer calculating a simple equation over and over." - Fractal Foundation