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How Does it Work?

These particles are in constant motion. Each particle has two invisible antennae which continually compute the Mandelbrot equation. Both antennae extend forward relative to the particle's direction of motion; one aiming slightly to the left and the other aiming slightly to the right. The results from these two calculations are compared, and the particle turns either left or right, depending on which antenna has a higher value (i.e., is closer to the boundary).

Mandelswarm was created by Jeffrey Ventrella.

Ventrella.com

These particles are in constant motion. Each particle has two invisible antennae which continually compute the Mandelbrot equation. Both antennae extend forward relative to the particle's direction of motion; one aiming slightly to the left and the other aiming slightly to the right. The results from these two calculations are compared, and the particle turns either left or right, depending on which antenna has a higher value (i.e., is closer to the boundary).

Mandelswarm was created by Jeffrey Ventrella.

Ventrella.com

See the Video

Mandelswarm from Jeffrey Ventrella on Vimeo.