20 thoughts on “Our lives are spent trying to pixellate a fractal planet.

  1. “Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty”
    -Galileo

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  2. I think we are winning – we will beat those fractals into submission and impose some order on the chaos. We just need more time………

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  3. But if you zoom in, the brown areas are crystalline sand and the green areas are fractious plants. Maybe our lives are spent on a big wheel that keeps on turning …

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  4. Nice, indeed. I’ve been putting a few pixels on my own on my own maps, in hope others shall find them useful. I think if we all pixellate a bit, then we can all live better lives. Just sayin’.

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  5. It’s not that black and white Doris. I’m saying this image captures how sometimes when you’re out in the middle of nature you get the feeling the earth doesn’t really need us to get by and that our attempts to build perfect grid cities of order and abundance are silly in the long term geologic sense, and that things like earthquakes and storms can quickly wipe out all the work we’ve done.
    A fractal planet is a wild place, our attempts to impose order on it are short-lived.

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  6. Reminds me of what Alan Watts said, about wherever humans are or ever have been, you’ll find straight lines and rectangles, like it’s our way of trying to straighten things out.
    Interesting thoughts 🙂

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