What kind of fantastical mirror world is this? We usually see self-replicating fractal patterns in 2-dimensions, but they can also be expressed in 3-dimensions as well, namely via Mandelbox and Mandelbulb sets. This otherworldly 3D fractal pattern was created by mathematician Jos Leys.

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Derek C. F. Pegritz

They look like recursive levels of micro-/nanomachinery!