Tags: emergence

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

The Nature of Code

A web book with interactive code examples.

How can we capture the unpredictable evolutionary and emergent properties of nature in software? How can understanding the mathematical principles behind our physical world help us to create digital worlds? This book focuses on the programming strategies and techniques behind computer simulations of natural systems using Processing.

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

The Computational Foundation of Life | Quanta Magazine

Philip Ball certainly has a way with words.

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The Creeping Garden

I, for one, welcome our slime mould overlords.

The slime mould is being used to explore biological-inspired design, emergence theory, unconventional computing and robot controllers, much of which borders on the world of science fiction.

Monday, August 29th, 2011

The Technium: Why the Impossible Happens More Often

A wonderful reminder by Kevin Kelly of the amazing interconnected world we live in, thanks to network effects.

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Canvas Test

Conway's Game of Life executed using the canvas element.

Friday, October 31st, 2008

cafe scientifique brighton

Philip Ball (author of the excellent Critical Mass) is coming to Brighton to speak at the Café Scientifique on the third Thursday of November. Excellent!

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Kevin Kelly -- The Technium

Scenius is like genius, only embedded in a scene rather than in genes.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

.CSV » group think

Emergence, network theory, behavioural science ...these things have been occupying my mind a lot lately.