Although creativity is
linked with complexity. Not every complexity may be regarded as creative.
Take for instance the evolution of the logistic equation and its progression
to chaos. Some chaotic regions reveal structure, while other resemble
book depicts evolving chaotic
CA which might be regarded as creative, yet their structures appear and
vanish. Creativity involves more
than a turnover of unexpected structures. In order to be relevant these
creations ought to persist for
a while. When this happens creativity
becomes an innovation.
The growing embryo displays both kinds of creativity. Areas of intense cell turnover and fleeting structures are embedded in regions of innovation where the limbs are formed.
I developed a CA system in which rapid turnover and innovation occur side by side. As the CA evolves its cells (bits) continually change. Despite being chaotic it ultimately settles down and maintains its appearance, whereupon it becomes a bounded chaos, which is also innovative.
A river illustrates the
notion of bounded chaos. Its water changes chaotically,
while its banks are relatively stable.
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