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Designing Beauty : The Art of Cellular Automata (Hardcover)

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This fascinating, colourful book is devoted to the beauty of cellular automata, which are arrays of  simple machines  with complex behavior.

In this book mathematicians, computer scientists, physicists, and engineers brought together marvellous and  esoteric patterns generated by cellular automata.

The patterns in this book were generated by totalistic, cyclic and reversible automata, majority vote rules, asynchronous and excitable automata evolving  on many-dimensional lattices, Penrose tilings, geodesic grids and hyperbolic planes. Computational potential of cellular automata is illustrated by snapshots of evolving counters,  firing squad synchronisation and Prisoner's dilemma problems, self-reproduction. Configurations produced by cellular automata  uncover  mechanics of dynamic patterns formation, their propagation and interaction in natural systems: heart pacemaker, bacterial membrane proteins, chemical rectors, water permeation in soil, compressed gas, cell division, population dynamics, reaction-diffusion media and self-organisation. The book inspires artists to take on cellular automata as a tool of creativity and it persuades scientists to convert  their research results into the works of art.

Genre: Technology, Science, Art
Sub-Genre: General
Series Title: Emergence, Complexity and Computation
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: February 5, 2016
TCIN: 51019331
UPC: 9783319272696
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-3449

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