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Launch of Enchanted Bit website and Whittle app

I am pleased to announce the launch of my new Enchanted Bit website, which will showcase some of my projects and side-projects on topics relating to Artificial Life and more. With the tagline Artificial Life and AI in words and software, it covers both software apps and print books.

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Speaking at EPFL on the History of Self-Reproducing Machines

I am excited to be travelling to EPFL in Switzerland this week to present a guest lecture on the early history of self-reproducing machines.

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Speaking at Creativity Unleashed workshop

It was a pleasure to give an invited talk at the Creativity Unleashed workshop today, organised by Cross Labs in Kyoto. My talk was entitled Living Space: Substrates suitable for the open-ended evolution of creative behaviours.

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New paper in PLOS Sustainability and Transformation journal

Another journal paper to come out of my ongoing collaboration with Alan Dorin and colleagues at Monash University on agent-based models of pollination dynamics is published today in PLOS Sustainability and Transformation.

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Barricelli's final paper on Artificial Life available here!

In Chapter 5 of Rise of the Self-Replicators I discuss Nils Aall Barricelli’s pioneering work in the 1950s on evolving self-replicating digital organisms. There I mention his final paper on the topic, published in 1987 and entitled Suggestions for the starting of numeric evolution processes to evolve symbioorganisms capable of developing a language and technology of their own.

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