Sunday, 22 January 2012

Generative Music & Cellular Automata Bibliography

I recently had a peer reviewed bibliography (Generative Music & Cellular Automata) published at Leonardo Online Art, Science & Technology Bibliographies (& available for free pdf download by Leonardo). A short article being published in Leonardo about the online biblio is also coming out later this year :

Burraston, D (2012) Generative Music and Cellular Automata: An Introduction to the Online Bibliography, Leonardo Vol 45 (2), MIT Press

Complex systems such as cellular automata (CA) produce global behaviour from rule-based interactions of simple cells. CA have a distinguished and esoteric history in computer science, from its foundation to their present day influence in Artificial Life as well as numerous other important disciplines. They are fascinating objects, producing more pattern than a single human is capable of observing within their own lifetime. The different classes of behaviour they produce, whether ordered, complex or chaotic, make them interesting to artists and scientists alike.

Most of my CA papers are available on the research page on my website  + there's also some of my CA music on that page too & also on the music page.

+ have a listen to some of my cellular automata music & check out these albums ==>













Animation of Cellular Automata Rule 90, 8 cells, all possible seeds, 4 generations per seed :