This work extends on Cellular Forms
, introducing additional complexity by using more than one cell type, resulting in regions with divergent properties. The different cell types effectively compete with each other for space during development.
All resultant motion as well as shape is genuinely emergent since the simulation rules only dictate interactions between adjacent cells. The process is iterated over tens of thousands of time steps, with final structures having over a hundred million cells and remarkably complex morphologies.
These videos are a variation on the original work that was presented in an 360 degree projection installation at the 2015 European Conference on Artificial Life. In each video six different simulations are shown, with each form seen from four different camera angles to illustrate different aspects of the structure as it develops.
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