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Emergence, Complexity and Computation

Designing Beauty: The Art of Cellular Automata

Editors: Adamatzky, Andrew, Martínez, Genaro J. (Eds.)

  • Offers in-depth insights and first-hand working experiences in the production of art works, using simple computational models with rich morphological behaviour, at the edge of mathematics, computer science, physics and biology
  • Organically combines ground breaking scientific discoveries in the theory of computation and complex systems with artistic representations of the research results
  • Presented in a lively and easily accessible manner, lavishly illustrated with visually attractive examples
  • Fascinating, colourful book devoted to the beauty of cellular automata
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This fascinating, colourful  book offers in-depth insights and first-hand working experiences in the production of art works, using simple computational models with rich morphological behaviour, at the edge of mathematics, computer science, physics and biology. It organically combines ground breaking scientific discoveries in the theory of computation and complex systems with artistic representations of the research results. In this appealing book mathematicians, computer scientists, physicists, and engineers brought together marvelous and esoteric patterns generated by cellular automata, which are arrays of simple machines with complex behavior. 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.

The book is lavishly illustrated with visually attractive examples, presented in a lively and easily accessible manner.

About the authors

Andrew  Adamatzky is a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Director of the Unconventional Computing Centre, University of the West of England, Bristol,  UK.  He does research in  reaction-diffusion computing, cellular automata, massive parallel computation, collective intelligence, bionics, complexity, non-linear science, novel hardware.

Genaro J Martinez is a professor at the School of Computer Sciences, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City, Mexico and visiting fellow at the Unconventional Computing Centre, University of the West of England, Bristol,  UK. His does research in cellular automata, unconventional computing, artificial life, complex systems, and swarm robotics.

Reviews

“The authors succinctly describe the core ideas of the automata used to generate the beautiful images, and some of the interesting explorations that led to the particular calculations behind the images included in the book. … The images and the reference list together make the book a valuable starting point for those interested in the theory or the art, or those who simply want to find websites where these fascinating ideas can be explored and images created.” (D. T. Barnard, Computing Reviews, April, 2016)

“Cellular automata (CA) are discrete time dynamical systems that consist of a regular grid of cells. … It is primarily a collection of nice pictures that were generated by CA. … the book should inspire the scientist to present his or her work in a pleasing and graphically attractive way, and it should invite artists to explore the possibilities to be creative with CA. … this is a survey that can get you started to explore a catchy subject.” (Megan Patnott, MAA Reviews, maa.org, August, 2016)


Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Self-Organizing Two-Dimensional Cellular Automata: 10 Still Frames

    Griffeath, David

    Pages 1-12

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  • Is it Art or Science?

    Wuensche, Andrew

    Pages 13-26

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  • Larger Than Life

    Evans, Kellie Michele

    Pages 27-34

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  • Three Favorite Cellular Automata

    Reiter, Clifford

    Pages 35-38

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  • Cellular Automata: Dying to Live Again, Architecture, Art, Design

    Krawczyk, Robert J.

    Pages 39-52

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eBook 41,64 €
price for Italia (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-27270-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-27269-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Designing Beauty: The Art of Cellular Automata
Editors
  • Andrew Adamatzky
  • Genaro J. Martínez
Series Title
Emergence, Complexity and Computation
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-27270-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-27270-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-27269-6
Series ISSN
2194-7287
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 191
Number of Illustrations and Tables
60 b/w illustrations, 68 illustrations in colour
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