Recursive, repeptitive figures pretty much sound like a technical term, but actually have been invented by mother nature. To try a simple explanation: such a figure has the same micro- as macrostructure, in other words: it is consisting of itself. Pretty nice concept in the eyes of every nerd! ;)
Toby Schachman totally blew my mind with his idea to move this concept into a software UI for drawing. Totally awesome!
Toby Schachman at Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/mandy3284/
Toby Schachmans Blog: http://www.sundialtone.com/