The surreal life

Last week, during a discussion with my friend Steven Kuhn, I found myself once again talking about one of my favorite subjects, Cellular Automata. During this conversation it occurred to me that it might be interesting to bring the meandering color progression algorithm into an CA system. As usual, the results are not exactly what I expected. I ran these at a very large scale, each image is comprised of 640,000 cellular automata, each represented as a single pixel. The first few images were the result of a single red cell at either the center or edge of the field. The later images are the result of multiple cells starting with different colors. I’m not sure whether I prefer the uniform smooth ones or the fractured chaotic ones better, but they’re all pretty trippy.