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Chompsky's kudzu by markdow Chompsky's kudzu by markdow
Pueraria chompskii

A climbing perennial vine. A space-filling invasive in some climates. The growth pattern follows a simple context free grammar. Note that the whole image is a discretely transformed copy of the bottom right quadrant.

The botanist Mynah Mockso named the species after Nom Chompsky, a goat who was the subject of an extended study of animal language acquisition, using gestures. Nom was named after Nim Chimpsky, a chimpanzee who was the subject of a similar study.

The majority of Nom's gestures referred to kudzu, her preferred food. Nom's longest recorded utterance was "Give kudzu me give eat kudzu me eat kudzu give me eat kudzu give me you."

Nom never showed any meaningful sequential behavior that rivaled human grammar. Her use of language was strictly pragmatic and used only as a means of obtaining an outcome, unlike a human child's, which can serve to generate or express meanings, thoughts or ideas. There was nothing Nom could be taught that could not equally well be taught to a pigeon using the principles of operant conditioning.

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Matlab. Details of its construction from a single motif and a 1-symbol L-system.

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parrotdolphin Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I am walking around on the white paths. I can go anywhere. Sometimes I have to travel miles.
cyberxaos Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
Owwwww.... my eyes :eye: :eye:
suedollin Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Kudzu sounds like something we should all be brewing and having a little sip of from time to time. According to wiki its good for hang overs and alcohol cravings and also useful in the treatment of migraine and cluster headaches.
Its good for the garden too, adding nitrogen to the soil.
That is a little wonder weed!
I think maybe I need a little now, my eyes are trying to find the repeat pattern and the linking vine to each section. :headache: :)
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