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Cellular automata knitting

April 18, 2014


The Conway”s Game of Life  or cellular automata is a good example. It consists of a collection of cells which, based on a few mathematical rules, can live, die or multiply.  The pattern evolves in very surprising ways and can become very complex based on very simple rules.  “It also opened up a whole new field of mathematical research, the field of cellular automata… Because of Life’s analogies with the rise, fall and alterations of a society of living organisms”.

And here a nice open source programme if you want to play:

The wonderful world of cellular automata can be explored where 2D patterns are generated with simple rules.

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You can find a few generators on the web, here is my favourite one:

Here are a few examples i made using it:


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I used processing to generate the patterns below which is very practical if you want to knit it. If you open processing you will have cellular automata in your examples and you can then change the size in the code and save it into a .png file.

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Results of cellular automata Knitting