NetLogo User Community Models
by Asymptote (Submitted: 02/15/2009)
WHAT IS IT?
This simulation creates music based on the patterns formed by the "Brian's Brain" cellular automaton.
HOW IT WORKS
When the "Update and Play" button is pressed, three things happen:
HOW TO USE IT
Press "Setup." A random pattern of cells will be generated. Then press "Update and Play," and the cells will be played and updated until the button is pressed again. NOTE: The button will not "un-press" until the current "world" is finished playing, so just be patient.
THINGS TO NOTICE
Note how the simulation creates disorderly noise and first, then begins to sound a little more musical as the pattern of cells evolves.
THINGS TO TRY
Change the size of the world. Enlarging it horizontally will make each pattern play longer. Enlarging it vertically will allow a greater range of notes.
EXTENDING THE MODEL
It would be interesting to see what kinds of "music" are produced by different cellular automata, like the Game of Life, etc.
This model was only made possible by NetLogo's sound extension.
CREDITS AND REFERENCES
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