# Friday math movie: Fractals and African designs

By Murray Bourne, 23 Aug 2013

Ron Eglash tells us how Cantor, Koch and Mandelbrot developed the idea of fractals, and shows how these intriguing mathematical constructs appear in African designs.

The video is one of the highly recommended 8 Math Talks to Blow Your Mind by TED.

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