Paul Kernfeld

Utopia/Dystopia

Video generated via cellular automata
21 Jul 2012

A video generated by the program

I wrote Utopia/Dystopia at Brown in 2012. The video is generated via a program in which each pixel is a cellular automaton. Normally, cells assume the average color of their neighbors. When a cell's neighbors are all white, though, the cell explodes in a flash of color. The program is inspired by Zamyatin's We.