Coupled Cellular Automata: Symbiotic Patterns and Synchronization

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Trivial systems with primitive standalone behavior can produce rich dynamics working in collaboration. The Wolfram Demonstrations Project published my program which allows to couple up to four different one-dimensional elementary cellular automata. It produces some interesting patterns and behaviors beyond those of standalone cellular automata. The program is basically applies idea of coupled recursive maps (see example here) to cellular automata.  Click on the picture below for more technical description and to play with the program.

Coupled Cellular Automata