I designed this ad, including the Mathematica fractal code, in about half an hour to announce an upcoming programming competition at the Media Lab. The ad will be running in Tuesday’s issue of The Tech. Sponsored by the Simplicity Consortium, the competition rewards the simplest program that generates the most beautiful snowflake; it should be a lot of fun. If you’re part of the MIT community, you should try to make it over for the competition. Remember when choosing a programming contest this IAP: Make Snowflakes not War.