Ron Eglash: The Fractals at the Heart of African Designs

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Ron Eglash couldn’t stop thinking about it once he first viewed an aerial photo of an African hamlet. Were fractal patterns in the village’s layout a coincidental happenstance, or were the forces of mathematics and culture colliding in unanticipated ways? In this chapter, he describes his journey across the continent pursuing a solution.

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