On the border between mathematics and information technology fractal geometry can be seen in many of the swirling patterns produced by computer graphics, biology, geology, and other natural sciences. Anthropologists have observed that the patterns produced in different cultures can be characterized by specific design themes. In Europe and America, we often see cities laid out in a grid pattern of straight streets and right-angle corners. In contrast, traditional African settlements tend to use fractal structures-circles of circles of circular dwellings, rectangular walls enclosing ever-smaller rectangles, and streets in which broad avenues branch down to tiny footpaths with striking geometric repetition. Anyways, I rec skimming this book if you’re into this sorta thing. It it has some great interviews and examples.