Biomorphs: Microbes on the Complex Plane
Biomorphs are the brainchild of Dr. Clifford A. Pickover, who originally described these strange microbe-like creatures in his 1990 book "Computers, Pattern, Chaos, and Beauty", with much of the relevant text also available in the 1999 article titled "Accident, Evolution, and Art".
They are strange and eerily biological-looking forms of startling variety. The simplest look like primitive monocellular blobs with infinitely descending internal contours, some of which openly betray their algorithmic relation to the Fatou-Julia sets through their dragon-like spirals. While others display remarkably complex structures ranging from microbiological-looking forms reminiscent of Hooke's radiolaria to exotic floral shapes.
Being an underexplored visualization methodology, biomorphs are an inveritable treasure trove of fascinating and novel imagery, both static and dynamic. In most cases, I approach the capture and curation of biomorphs through the conceit of creative microzoology. Such pieces receive either a colloquial name or an quasi-scientific one in the international language Esperanto.