WINTER 96-7 ADDITIONS TO THE KITCHEN
Added Real Recipes from three favorite
Eggplant and Chèvre Sandwich with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce,
Lake Superior Trout Meunière, and
Chocolate Steamed Pudding with Ellie's Mom's Sauce.
Hex Snowflakes and Spirals
Added a page of CA graphics based on hexagonal lattice rules, by
Ramiro Perez of Universidad Tecnologica de Panama to Lagniappe.
Apparently the URoulette random Web link is permanently down. So it has been removed from the Kitchen Sink, and in its place there are now
soup bowls on many pages which jump to a random location in the Kitchen. Click on a bowl to discover some of the less visited PSK sites.
There is now help for current Browser Issues, accessed from the bottom of our main page. At present, sound and style sheet support are explained.
There are two new Real Recipes:
Janssons Frestelse and
Orzo and Artichoke Salad.
The Exploratorium Complexity Web Site
In conjuction with their touring
Turbulent Landscapes exhibit, the San Francisco
has launched an excellent Web site which surveys the history and current
scope of research on complex dynamics. A good place to start is the
Dialogue between Jim Crutchfield and Ned Kahn, which appeared in
2:2 (December 1996) 3-7. In addition to a virtual version of the
Exploratorium exhibit, their Complexity site includes a
of 20th century milestones in dynamical systems theory and a
CompLexicon of key figures and concepts. In particular, the
Cellular Automata entry features some images from the PSK and a link to
our CAffeine page of interactive Java experiments.
This week we were also thrilled to be honored by
PC Magazine as one of the
10 Best Personal Web Pages.
Japan's Brain Builder
Hugo de Garis works for ATR, the same Japanese research company that supports
Tom Ray. See Lagniappe for
links to his ongoing project - about as grandiose as Ray's Tierra -
which strives to build a cellular automaton brain by the year 2001.
We inaugurate a Lagniappe ("something extra")
page about sundry CA topics with a report on some ecological competition
models by Eric Klopfer. This is a detailed follow-up to the CAM8- and Mac-
based experiments described in recipes of a
year ago and last fall.
You Are Here
Thanks to Guide Editor David Medaris
for featuring PSK in his weekly column in the January 24 issue of
Isthmus, and for the follow-up
Taking in the Sites.
A CA primer from Deep Magic
This week, on their cosmic Deep Magic page, the good folks at Go2Net
are offering up
From Cellular Mitosis to Cellular Automata,
by Michael D. Bayne. This is a folksy history and overview of CA theory.
Per usual the focus is on Conway's game, but there are lots of snide comments
and Java demos in cute little frames. And the Kitchen gets a plug,
For comic relief, Barry DeZonia writes to tell us that if one searches
the Excite Web engine for the string
Complex Systems Seminar at the University of Wisconsin, then the
fourth link returned is Manure Management. Try it yourself!
Rick Durrett at Cornell has a new
Hyper-Tutorial of Stochastic Spatial Models,
a nice introduction to the subject which highlights his recent work
on biological and ecological modeling.
On a more frivolous note, links to the PSK keep popping up in
unexpected places. Recent sightings include
Search Voyeur (whatever), and the
Cafe Ubiquitous Entertainment Page (a real time-waster before it expired).
In honor of this year's upbeat MacWorld convention, check out the
Macintosh Artificial Life Software page, a trove of CA-related
downloadable software for that once and future computer platform.
Installed slightly improved versions of our interactive Java CA applets:
Cyclic Cellular Automata, and
Larger than Life.
Expect one more addition to the CAffeine page real soon now, a
HiLife applet featuring nearest-neighbor totalistic cellular automata.
Many thanks to Bruce Christenson - now on his way to Portland for a stint at Intel - who did the Java coding this fall!
We'll be back after New Year's with the latest Cellular Automata developments. Meanwhile, check out five holiday dishes we've added to the
Real Recipes collection:
Mrs. Culler's Onion Dinner Rolls, and
Rudy's CA Software Collection
Rudy Rucker offers new Windows versions of his discrete and continuous CA simulation package
CELLAB (with John Walker), and his colorful A-Life playground
Boppers. He has also posted the
CELLAB manual in zip format, which includes a nice popular history of cellular automata since Ulam and von Neumann.
Larger than Life
The stove has been off for a couple of weeks due to a CAlifornia trip followed
by a crash of our trusty Unix server. The good news: a new LtL applet added to
More Kitchen Specialties
Another baker's dozen of Kitchen favorites in thumbnail format. To send a
postcard click its title, then click the envelope icon on the individual
recipe page. Also added festive Wild Rice
Black Bean Soup to the
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