Sierpinski Carpet - Noon Silk

Sierpinski Carpet

To build the Sierpinski carpet you take a square, cut it into 9 equal-sized smaller squares, and remove the central smaller square. Then you apply the same procedure to the remaining 8 subsquares, and repeat this ad infinitum. This image by Noon Silk shows the first six stages of the procedure.

Cantor’s Cube

To make this shape, start with a cube. Chop it into 3×3×3 smaller cubes, and remove all of them except the 8 at the corners. Then do the same thing for each of these 8 smaller cubes, and so on, forever. The stuff that’s left is called ‘Cantor’s cube’.