Designing Beauty: The Art of Cellular Automata

  • Andrew Adamatzky
  • Genaro J. Martínez

Part of the Emergence, Complexity and Computation book series (ECC, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Andrew Wuensche
    Pages 13-26
  3. Kellie Michele Evans
    Pages 27-34
  4. Clifford Reiter
    Pages 35-38
  5. Maurice Margenstern
    Pages 65-71
  6. Jeffrey Ventrella
    Pages 73-74
  7. Moshe Sipper
    Pages 75-77
  8. Andreas Deutsch
    Pages 79-81
  9. Claudio Conti
    Pages 83-86
  10. Hiroshi Umeo
    Pages 87-95
  11. Hiroki Sayama
    Pages 97-101
  12. Susan Stepney
    Pages 103-109
  13. Anastasiya Kireeva
    Pages 119-120
  14. Ioakeim G. Georgoudas, Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis, Emmanuel M. Scordilis, Ioannis Andreadis
    Pages 125-126
  15. Charilaos Mizas, Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis, Vasilios Mardiris, Ioannis Karafyllidis, Nicholas Glykos, Raphael Sandaltzopoulos
    Pages 127-128
  16. Juan Carlos Seck Tuoh Mora, Norberto Hernandez Romero, Joselito Medina Marin
    Pages 129-135
  17. Ramon Alonso-Sanz
    Pages 141-148
  18. Paul Rendell
    Pages 149-154
  19. Katsunobu Imai
    Pages 155-158
  20. Danuta Makowiec
    Pages 159-160
  21. Harold V. McIntosh
    Pages 161-165
  22. Genaro J. Martínez
    Pages 167-172
  23. Andrew Adamatzky
    Pages 173-179
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 181-191

About this book


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.


Cellular Automata Complexity Computer Art Mathematical Machines Self-organization Collective Behavior Theory of Computation

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew Adamatzky
    • 1
  • Genaro J. Martínez
    • 2
  1. 1.Unconventional Computing CentreUniversity of the West of EnglandBristolUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Unconventional Computing CentreUniversity of the West of EnglandBRISTOLUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27269-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27270-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-7287
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-7295
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