Preview of a walkable Mandelbrot landscape

You may have seen the Mandelbrot set, but have you seen it from the perspective of an ant walking its slopes? I’m working on a program to provide that perspective; if you’d like a (very early) taste, make sure you’re using an up-to-date Google Chrome browser, and visit this link:

http://www.seethefractals.com/fractaland/index_rel01.html

Elevation-based colors, real-time magnification and borderless exploration are all in the works. The idea is to make it possible to explore the familiar Mandelbrot set fractal from an unfamiliar perspective and see how tasks like finding a minibrot are affected.