
The CA Worm is an expanding construction of a one dimensional cellular
automata. Each successive row of the automata is rotated and enlarged
just slightly from the last. The result is a wormlike form, interestingly
textured with a bitwise logic. CLICK
anywhere above to change the CA ruleset and restart the worm growth.



figure a. some
example rulesets from Wolfram's 8bit cellular automata method (with
initial random conditions).



Cellular automata are discreet dynamical systems with simple construction
but complex emergent behavior. This particular implementation of CA
is based on Wolfram's 8bit Class 4 CA, using ruleset 114. The bits
lit on each successive line of the CA are based on the lit bits of
the previous lines.
A similar cellular automata exists as a continually
evolving interactive ring. 





jtarbell,
july 2003 

