loom of chaos: cellular automata rule explorer - from simple interactions between a one-dimensional array of cells, which can either be
off, emits a shockingly complex series of possible landscapes. the active cells are the row across the top, as time passes they generate a new row and push the old one down. as the landscape unfolds the user can change the rule(there are 2^8 or 256 of them), feeding the previous state into the new rule, thus weaving the patterns together over time. sometimes the automaton dies, with no complexity inside a row, or possibly alternating from a whole row of
onto a whole row of
off. there’s no way for the automaton to come back to life from that state, and so the user may use the
rkey to reset.
sierpinski triangles - starting from a blank canvas and a random point on that canvas, pick 1 of the 3 vertices of an equilateral triangle as tall as the canvas. now draw another point half way between the first point and that vertex. feed this new point into the same steps and repeat until satisfied. the output is a sierpinski triangle.
command line cellular automata rule explorer - similar to the loom of chaos, but implemented in python as an ncurses CLI app
- selected photospheres - full inner-sphere panorama photos. try them in VR if you have a headset, cardboard, oculus or other. implemented for webxr in a-frame.
2vcf - convert your 23andme or ancestry.com results from marker space into physical coordinates and into VCF format with this utility.
tinukajazojipodi - this was a project meant to impart some of the joy of programming on someone new to the art. it generates random phrases and calls the Mac OSX program
sayto have a randomly chosen voice pronounce the nonsense. source code can be obtained at github.
genome scroller - display genome sequence from a FASTA file as scrolling text. this was implemented in order to communicate some sense of the size of a genome in human terms. for example, at the default speed, one would have to watch the sequence scroll by for
88days to see the entire thing.