## Pattern & Process

Fractal Light, Pattern & Process

**We have seen the light and it is fully of fractals. A****seemingly random process can result in apattern.****Fractals are the fingerprints of nature. Many natural chaotic systems form fractals in the***patterns*that record the process. Fractalscan be found either as fractalobjects or as fractal patterns. Nature builds its fractals using statistical self-similarity.**The key concepts for generating a***fractal pattern*are iteration and recursion. In a recursive algorithm, the output of a*process*is fed back in. A fractal pattern remains self-similar whether you zoom in or zoom out. The basic characteristics of the pattern remain the same regardless of the scaling of the dimensions. The longer you continue the iteration*process*, the more intricate the tiny detail in the*pattern*becomes.**There are some basic laws underlying many of nature's cycles. They may not be obvious, we may not see the connections at first, but underneath it all the same patterns are running. Natural cycles create fractal patterns. P****hase transition***phenomenon*is in a broad sense a*fractal phenomenon*.