Although algorithms certainly play a part in these things, that's not how they are made. This thing for instance is a twisted torus with loops cut out and solidified, then whacked out with modifiers...it's really that simple
Hmm, darn - I was hoping we might do something together, as far as some small type of open DA community collab?
To possibly find a few new and interesting ways to do cool art, like with Mathematica, MB3D or other 3d apps that accept formulas or parameters and allow object exports - similar to some of these 3D chemical, molecular & mineral structural analysis programs I've found during my searches for same.
Some are a bit weird looking but still have some cool or interesting imagery - like these: 3D Export Analysis App !
You are talking about fractals, which are extremely heavy to import (at least for me and my shitty PC). You have to get them out of the fractal program, then import them into a "regular" 3-D program, then retopologize them to get them down to a workable size. Kind of a pain in the ass.