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Mycelium Growth Simulation
Author(s):
Jared Tarbell
Institution:
(unknown)
Year:
2001
URL:
http://levitated.net/daily/levMyco.html
Project Description:
Mycelium is the vegetative phase of mushroom growth. Among plants, mycelium has the unique property of having no leaves and no flowers, consisting, instead, of millions of self similar strands. This simple mycelium growth simulation uses a 'place and test' model for reproduction. Strand growth is represented with circular forms.

Distinct colonies of fungi are initiated on a barren surface. Through recursive, teleologic reproduction, they expand across the surface, carefully placing each new node in it's own unique location. Colonies are assigned unique colors. Small dots of color appear where newly created nodes overlap previous instances of themselves.

One can click on inactive nodes in order to respawn dead areas.

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