Modular landscape was developed as a visual bridge between common coding between humankind and the natural world. The discovered field of fractual geometry pioneered by Benoit Mandelbrot, proves a way of describing mathematically the amorphous natural forms – such as the shape of clouds, mountains, coastline, trees or the veins in your body – and measuring them. This warrants a mathematical connection to established substantiated discoveries including Darwin’s theory of evolution (Origin of Species, 1859 – “All life on Earth is connected and related to each other”)
It includes an anthropometric harmonious scale of proportions that outline the ideal dimensional ratio that could be employed with augmented reality applications with visual information in the near distance based on grid following phi Φ / golden ratio. Augmented reality device (smartphone or glasses) applications upon start-up could request user height details which adhered to a Φ structure to allow for the optimum user experience as opposed to basing experience of someone at height six foot
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. 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 geometry represents an advancement of classial geometry which uses formula to define a shape, fractual geometry uses iterations. It therefore breaks away from legends like Pythagoras, Plato and Euclid. Classical geometry has enjoyed over 2,000 years of scrutinisation, fractal geometry has enjoyed only 40. In a seminal essay entitled How Long Is the Coast of Britain? (1967), Benoit Mandelbrot showed that the answer to that question depends on the scale at which one measures it: the coastline grows longer as one takes into account first every bay or inlet, then every stone, then every grain of sand. Infinite.
Inspirations / Modular Man, Le Corbusier / Benoit Mandelbrot / Chinese Landscape Ink Painting / Cartographer Coastline Paradox
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