“Self-organized criticality as a method of procedural modeling” by Pytel

  • ©Alex Pytel

  • ©Alex Pytel




    Self-organized criticality as a method of procedural modeling



    Self-organized criticality (SOC) is a theory of fractal dynamics in which a physical system approaches an attractor state that is scalefree. In the simple example of a sandpile, the grains of sand can slip down steep slopes and the resulting changes to the system propagate via avalanches. By the time the sandpile reaches the attractor state, the avalanches have propagated throughout the entire system and the features of the resulting landscape are not tied to a specific length scale.


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