by Nathan EpsteinNathan @Aeium
Colorfall is a generative art project, exploring themes of order, chaos, number and harmony via color. The basic operation of colorfall is powered by the famously chaotic rule 30 from Wolframs elementary series. However, in colorfall, the cells "inherit" the sum of the local values from the previous generation.
As the automaton progresses, in the beginning, the values cascade in a quasi-random manner, each generation populated by larger values than before. But, the cell values cannot continue to grow forever, as they are constrained to a limited number of bits. As the values compound, they reach the limit of what can be stored and they begin to overflow.
As more and more numbers begin to overflow, some resonate inside the limiting interval, forming cycles. These cycles spread and form stable groups that are congruent with the visualization filter, each one becoming a distinct bands of color that streaks down like flowing paint.
Despite their resilence to the tumultuous motion of the automaton, these groups can be extremely sensitive to very small errors in adding and copying their state. Introducing a small error by subtracting 1 from the value of a new cell can often disrupt the entire color-group. The stable band of color is replaced by a splash of many colors that must randomly spread for a time until it either terminates or settles down again in one or more new groups.
The error rate and other parameters can be adjusted is the automaton parameters tab.
For inquires about displaying colorfall, please message me on twitter or send me an email with "colorfall inquiry" in the subject. nathan.epstein.1 (at) gmail.com. Thanks!
Even-zero-mods: (comma seperate)
Error Chance (1/x):