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Michael O


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These Practical Examples related to NKS?

On my website http://www.whatsthesequency.com, I have completed some work on generating complex systems (baking, bridges, floral arrangement) through simple diagrams, charts, and notations. These include understanding floral arrangement through a tic-tac-toe grid, generating an entire set of stable bridge trusses(needs to be scaled in order to calculate all possible trusses), and mapping all possible American baked goods at http://www.whatsthesequency.com/cakey.php . So I wondered "Is there any emphasis on generating complex systems, as opposed to single instances of complex events, through the procedures discussed in A New Kind of Science?"

While working on my projects, I recognized that the ideas of a New Kind of Science can be loosened and generalized. Instead of creating simple systems that generate complex systems, thinking about converting the logic of a system into a different medium (e.g. a formula to a graph, a box fold to a diagram), much like a transducer, seems to be a more powerful tool. For instance, the floral arrangement project, had to be converted 2 or 3 times to yield a obviously simplified system.

One interesting thing I began to realize is that some of the projects (floral arrangement, box folding) began to resemble cellular automata. It may also be interesting that some of my diagrams and charts required non-conventional naming of axes and measures.

Michael O.
http://www.whatsthesequency.com

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