"He used to be a nice boy... He used to cut the grass... But now his mind is totally destroyed by music." - Frank Zappa, Joe's Garage
On top of Nutcracker at Yosemite, 10/3/97.
I'm particularly interested in fast programmable color cellular automata. I've got a bunch of different web sites all devoted to cellular automata. I also have much free cellular automata software available for download. All of the software is fast and all of the cellular automata are color! As the world expert in hexagonal cellular automata rules I can show you literally dozens of hexagonal rules which are not boring. No one else in the world can do this.
By far my best site is Modern Cellular Automata - Live Color Cellular Automata which uses a small Java applet to power a plethora of live exhibitions of cellular automata. I've been told that this site is "amazing". Certainly I've found the tools used to be the best cellular automata software I've ever experienced. Once you've played with Modern Cellular Automata software anything else (besides my other software) is just slow boring black and white cellular automata.
Conway's Game Of Life is still one of the most popular and well known cellular automata. In spite of for the most part being bored with Game Of Life I decided I wanted to see what it looked like in color, so I set up the Color Game Of Life Visual Exhibition, using the Modern Cellular Automata Java applet. Even I have to admit that the pattern collection for Game Of Life has some very cool formations, particularly when viewed in color using a fast machine with a good Java implementation.
I even resort to stealth cellular automata. Some of my coolest cellular automata work isn't even labelled as cellular automata! Collidoscope is a cellular automata screensaver for Windows which runs large hexagonal simulations at video refresh rates. Its way cool and far less boring than any Conway's Game Of Life screen saver could ever be! Not only is Collidoscope a cellular automata screen saver its also a cellular automata wallpaper generator. Its so far ahead of its time that only I know just how advanced it really is.
My very first cellular automata web page is my SARCASim homepage, which has more fast free cellular automata software for Windows. Unlike current versions of Collidoscope, SARCASim is programmable. In reality I seem to be the only person ever able to program it, but at least I've provided a bunch of example data files which illustrate different rules. As far as I know SARCASim is the only general purpose cellular automata software powerful enough to simulate virtual ants. Papers and other stuff which doesn't quite belong on the other sites ends up on this page.