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I am fascinated by these three ideas about Evolution, Artificial Life, and Computers
  • The idea that complex, sophisticated, adaptive solutions can be generated by automatic, blind, knowledge-lacking mechanisms (Evolution).

  • The idea that complex systems, such as life, are actually the emergent behaviors of systems with many elements that interact according to simple, local rules (Artificial Life).

  • The idea that a personal desktop or notebook can be used as a laboratory tool, for conducting scientific experiments from one's home (Computers).
Contains various experiments in web site design and navigation, Photo Manipulation, Bioinformatics, DeepZoom (Photosynth, HDView), ASP, ASP.NET, XML, VML and Alife

I used plastic dolls as words, and made them say what I wanted:

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean- neither more nor less."

 "The question is," said Alice, "whether you CAN make words mean so many different things."

 "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "who is to be master- that's all." 

Lewis Carroll,Through the Looking Glass

3. The Experiments

Alife, Bioinformatics, Xml, Photography, Dolls Assemblage, DeepZoom (Photosynth, HDView) and More
Floys: Artificial Life Creatures The Genetic Algorithm Toolkit Dolls Gallery: Say it with dolls