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[sharing for Turing's 100th] Turing Patterns

July 1, 2012 | 2:29 am

I’ve been using these differential equations, taken from Alan Turing’s "The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis," for sound synthesis over the past couple of months; today I decided to build a Jitter implementation. Endless fun.

(These are a straight-ahead port of Christopher Jennings’ Java code. Images will tile.)

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

July 1, 2012 | 7:02 am

Wow excellent!

July 1, 2012 | 11:45 am

very nice thanks

July 2, 2012 | 2:12 am

looks beautiful – very organic.

July 25, 2014 | 8:39 am


Can you explain a little the mechanism behind the formation of those patterns? I have read an article about these morphogenesis based in the mixture of two substances discovered by Alan Turing. The article explained that the generation of those patterns depends of the changes of concentrations of these two substances overtime. It seems that these elements are in your simulation, right? Exciting.
Could you explain your sonoric approaches too?
Have you go further in Turing´s researches? In the article also talks about ´geometrical phyllotaxis´. It says that when a system is growing, is formed locally rather than globally. It is directly connected with your differential equations.

July 25, 2014 | 9:31 am

Very cool! I would love to hear the synthesis example as well.

July 28, 2014 | 3:33 am

Great stuff – thanks for posting!

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