There are lots of different things you can do beyond the basic glider in a cellular automaton. Today’s preparation is focused on finding inspiration for something more complex that you want to try to do.

Basic Learning Objectives

Before class, you should be able to:

  • Explain one CA pattern other than the glider
  • Explain at a high-level how modern CA models have moved beyond discrete cellular automata

Advanced Learning Objectives

After class, you should be able to:

  • Use Empirical to display a grid of varying colors
  • Start on making a continuous cellular automata