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Webwide Worlds

While doing some research for a story, I stumbled across the NYU Media Research Lab’s Fractal Planet applet, with its nifty sliders to add more rock, coral, cloudy and other bling to the planet. There’s a link there to movies of a 4D version of the planet.

My surfing—uh, research—also led me to two versions of Ken Perlin’s Webwide World: a smaller one with a Fractal Planet-like interface, minus the sliders, and a bigger one which makes up for the complete lack of bling with double the image size.

Click with caution; fractals are addictive.