Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Infinite Variations

I spent a few minutes this morning watching one of those potentially endless, computer-generated films that explore the Mandelbrot set- only this dealt with a Mandelbox and the space being explored was cubic- with the shapes suggesting architecture rather than natural growth (I hope that makes sense. I don't really know what I'm talking about) and it has left me with an lingering sense of the ongoingness and infinitude of everything. This will fade; One couldn't live in the world if one's mind were permanently fixed in that key (or could one?) Ailz briefly reinforced the mood (unrelatedly- only everything is related) by reading out something she'd just stumbled across on the Net about how every time you shuffle a deck of 52 playing cards you produce a sequence that never has been and never will be duplicated in the entire history of the universe.

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