Tuesday, November 01, 2005


Driving back to my apartment tonight, I had an exciting thought. (As a math guy, this is exciting to me; probably won't be very exciting to you.)

Google Maps + Mandelbrot Set

You remember the Mandelbrot Set right? Mandelbrot was an IBM researcher working on visualizing iterative functions in the complex plane (I think) and he discovered this incredibly beautiful mathematical world which is now named after him.

Anyhow, it would be so cool (and useless) to see Google implement this. What better interface to roam around this infinitely-detailed bug-shaped world than the zoom and drag interface of Google Maps?

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