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.