randomly connected binary network

Version 4 of the randomly connected binary network exhibits some very peculiar switching behavior. For this version, the switching rule and node timing was slightly modified. Download the source to find out exactly how.

figure a. these side by side networks are identical, yet locked into states differing by only one bit

Note how the effects of manually lighting certain nodes is not always the same. This is most likely due to the latency introduced through the implementation of the switching scheme. Nevertheless, the effects are intriguing and often times, unrepeatable.

Further iterations on this self-organizing system produce some astonishing results. See versions five and six.
August 8, 2001

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