Image by kevin dooley
I have been posting, and will post several more Philly shots. This one is too, but what the heck, it’s the weekend, so why not go AbStRaCt.
The pattern has a weak fractal form, and is made "interesting" because of the quasi-periodic loops. If we consider the way it was made, it can give us more general insight into how certain patterns come about… The picture was made by moving the camera in a fast, circular motion while aiming at street lights below my hotel window. The "rectangular" regularity of the street lights induced self-similarity amongst the loops, and the jerkiness of my motion made the loops less-than-perfect. While not technically a chaotic "strange" attractor, it depicts a low dimensional nonlinear dynamical system, so that’s close enough…
#348 in Explore, 8.11.2007