Sorry for the bad pun, but I couldn’t think of a title for this post. In working with complexity and complex systems, fractals have an uncanny way of showing up in the research in the oddest of places. Of course, this shouldn’t come as a surprise since a lot of naturally occurring complex systems seem to generate fractal patterns as part of their evolution and operation. You see them everywhere, every day without realizing it.
Not sure what a fractal is? I’ve posted a video that gives a brief explanation of what they are and how they form.