Neighbour Computing

  • even though cellular automata and waveform collapse do completely different things, they somehow produce visually similar results
  • neurons in a brain are in a sense neighbour-computing agents, learning to fire at the right time, based on the surrounding neurons (physical distance) and the environment
  • the techniques for querying for neighbours (up/down/left/right) keep popping up in various places - from implementing basic image filters, to GP-GPU simulation techniques, to cellular automata
  • related to: ambient computing, mesh networks
  • another take on this prompt is to allow code to "execute" spatially - Neighbour Computing note is more about this
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