Today’s SporeDay will most likely put a big WTH look on your face.  Maxis released a prototype called “TextureBox” which is essentially allows you to drop colors on a canvas and watch them change.  Yes, that’s pretty much how I can describe it.  You can check it out at the official Spore website’s Prototypes section.

The TextureBox prototype demonstrates the application of simple paint-program-style tools to dynamic cellular automata systems like Biome and CellCulture.

Brushes apply color to a dynamic canvas which then propagates those colors using cellular-automata-based rules.