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Recipe for the week of January 2 - 8

Happy New Year Folks!

I'm on vacation for one more week, so thought I'd start 1995 with a signature graphic: a Cyclic Cellular Automaton still frame showing wave droplet nucleation and spiral formation in an array of 3/4 of a million sites. The range, threshold and number of colors are chosen so as to produce prototypical excitable medium behavior. In contrast to Greenberg-Hastings dynamics there is no background (resting) state. Rather, invariance of the dynamics with respect to rotations of the color wheel gives rise to an intriguingly complex and colorful soup.

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