Yoshiaki Araki & Tomoya Tendo
I have been pursuing tessellation/fractal design of shapes/spaces to attract wide range of audiences with media familiar to them. My recent focus is to show how complex shapes are generated by simple rules. There are many interesting three dimensional fractals, however, most of them are too difficult for most people to recognize through computer generated images.
Utilizing elastic 3D print, we provided squeezable models of a not widely known IFS (Iterated function systems) fractals. Audiences can feel their fractal natures by directly examining the detailed structure with their hands through bending and stretching the shapes.