Sablo for iOS – Exploring the nebulous boundary between order and chaos

Created by Ernst Uys, Sablo for iOS lets you explore the boundary between order and chaos using the Abelian Sandpile model (also known as the Bak–Tang–Wiesenfeld model in theoretical physics). This algorithmic model is a cellular automaton that approximates the dynamics of a pile of sand grains on a regular lattice and is known to exhibit the phenomenon of self-organized criticality, which Ernst explains to CAN, is when a dynamical system shows algebraic long-range correlations. It is one of the mechanisms by which complexity arises in nature.

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