This is a neat Flash based generative sequencer that uses CA algorithms:
I'm interested in creating something similar in Max/MSP but adding other features like adjustable tempo and the ability to import samples. The later part is easy enough but I've not touched generative music in quite some time and am not sure where to begin. CA is over my head at the moment but I'm sure simpler algorithms exist which would help me get started.
Can you all think of any patches that are similar to this? Something that I could open up and hack around with to get a starting point?