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In this new RSA Animate, Manuel Lima, senior UX design lead at Microsoft Bing, explores the power of network visualisation to help navigate our complex modern world. Taken from a lecture given by Manuel Lima as part of the RSA’s free public events programme. Listen to the full talk: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2011/the-power-of-networks…

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.” – Albert Einstein

What’s the Significance?

Originally observed while he was a visiting Harvard Research Fellow at IBM in 1979, the late Benoit Mandelbrot discovered a pattern that came to be known as the Mandlebrot Fractal Set. Arguably one of the most underappreciated discoveries in history, the Mandlebrot Set is a mathematical function, described simply as: z = z^2 + c, that depicts an infinite series of fractals, which potentially compose all areas and aspects of life as we know it..

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