Informational fracture points in cellular automata
Last modified: April 25, 2006
Cellular automata (CA) are incredibly diverse, but how information flows through them is understood for only a handful of special cases. We develop a family of experiments for visualizing and datamining patterns of information flow in CAs. A large but exhaustively enumerable class of CAs is studied for overall properties; specific behavior of interest to biology and nanotechnology is presented. Finally, we reexamine our techniques as the analog of microarray analysis for abstract computational systems.