Fractal Art – Fibonacci World Fractal by Samuel Monnier

Art work by Samuel Monnier. Inspired by the Fibonacci Word Fractal. Orginal owned by Alexis Monnerot-Dumaine Low-resolution image of an art work by Samuel...
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Fractal Art – 3D example: Mandelbulb

Three-dimensional fractal (ie mandelbulb) of power 9 created by Visions of Chaos program   Fractal Art Fractal art is a form of algorithmic art created by calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as still images, animations, and media....
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Tour of Egypt – Photos by Jack R.

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Mona Lisa in Original Colors

Digital Restoration of Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa Mona Lisa: The Masterpiece's Original Brilliance Revealed The astonishing brilliance of color and subtlety of modeling in Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa has been revealed by a remarkable combination of art and...
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Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)

Aurora (astronomy) - Coloured light in the night sky near the Earth’s magnetic poles, called aurora borealis (‘northern lights’) in the northern hemisphere and aurora australis (‘southern lights’) in the southern hemisphere. Although auroras are usually restricted to...
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Magic of 3D Fractal Animation

Few more amazing examples of 3D fractal animation using various software platforms. Shroomby from Jonathan Wolfe on Vimeo. This incredible animation of a folded Mandelbox takes the viewer on zoomout trip of a trillion-fold magnification. It was based on a discovery by...
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Science and Art: Julia Borovaya

  Julia Borovaya - Artist of science-art, Interaction of science, art and new technologies, Interaction of live and digital process, the birth of new senses of reality.  borovaya.org   bio_test from Julia Borovaya on Vimeo. - - - Drop II from Julia Borovaya...
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Underwater Wedding

  Enjoy a sneak peak from the wedding film of Miosotys + Raúl a beautiful couple of Puerto Rican athletes who enjoyed in style their wedding, full of adrenaline and surprises. AlucinarteFilms.com was in charge of the wedding cinematography and underwater film +...
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Civilization (or civilisation)  is a term which has been used to refer to the material and instrumental side of human cultures that are complex in terms of technology, science, and division of labor. Such civilizations are generally hierarchical and urbanized. In a classical context, people were called “civilized” to set them apart from Barbarians, while in a modern-day context, “civilized peoples” have been contrasted with primitive peoples.

 

There is a tendency to use the term in a less strict way, to mean approximately the same thing as “culture” and therefore, the term can more broadly refer to any important and clearly defined human society.  Still, even when used in this second sense, the word is often restricted to apply only to societies that have attained a particular level of advancement-especially the founding of cities.

The level of advancement of a civilization is often measured by its progress in agriculture, long-distance trade, occupational specialization, a special governing class and urbanism. Aside from these core elements, a civilization is often marked by any combination of a number of secondary elements, including a developed transportation system, writing, standardized measurement, currency, contractual and (tort-based) legal systems, characteristic art and architecture, mathematics, enhanced scientific understanding, metallurgy, political structures, and an astronomical understanding.

Civilization

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