Math Can Be Useful

Really, it can help you understand how to create a 3D fractal.

Here is some basic information:

Menger’s Sponge – named for its inventor Karl Menger and sometimes wrongly called Sierpinski’s Sponge – was the first three dimensional fractal that mathematicians became aware of. In 1995 Dr Jeannine Mosely, a software engineer, set out to build a level 3 Menger Sponge from business cards. After 9 years of effort, involving hundreds of folders all over America, the Business Card Menger Sponge was completed. The resulting object is comprised of 66,048 cards folded into 8000 interlinked sub-cubes, with the entire surface paneled to reveal the Level 2 and Level 3 fractal iterations.

OTOH, if you have some time and patience and no math ability you just might be able to do this yourself.

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  1. Jack's Shack August 30, 2006 at 4:50 am


  2. BarbaraFromCalifornia August 27, 2006 at 1:26 pm

    I was just thinking that you should call out to Stacey for this one!

    I still count on my fingers, but I can appreciate the aestethic beauty of this object.

  3. Stacey August 27, 2006 at 5:58 am


    Are you feeling mathematically challenged.

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