Cornrows, Fractals, and a Computer Program? What fun! "Dr. Ron Eglash have been studying African fractals for a long time and documented fractal patterns in cornrow hairstyles, weavings, and the architecture of villages, as well as many forms of African art. He then developed the software Cornrow Curves, to teach students transformational geometry and iteration while they create simulated cornrow designs on the computer."
Ron Eglash is an ethno-mathematician: he studies the way math and cultures intersect. He has shown that many aspects of African design -- in architecture, art, even hair braiding -- are based on perfect fractal patterns.
Ron Eglash is an American cyberneticist, university professor, and author widely known for his work in the field of ethnomathematics, which aims to study the diverse relationships between math and culture.
Fun Fractal-making website! http://www.dangries.com/Flash/FractalMakerExp/FractalMaker_exp.html | Of course after watching Ron Eglash's TEDtalk, I had to find a way of making my own fractals (on paper I only know how to draw one specific fractal)