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Alfredo,

I have not kept up with this area but will mention a couple of threads  
in case you might have missed them.

ilya Prigogine's non equilibrium theromodynamics has been applied to  
all sorts of situations.

John Conway's game of life was the beginning of what has since become  
a substantial body of work on very simple entities interacting within  
a computer

The Santa Fe Institute has done work in this area.

Barry
On Oct 27, 2010, at 7:46 AM, Alfredo Moscardini wrote:

>
> I am very interested in this as one of my PhD students is looking at  
> the general topic of Emergence and how nature organises it self  
> bottom - up
>
> What you need are agents with simple rules but lots of them  
> communicating.( eg ants, bees )   You then get self regulation.  I  
> think this is what Stafford and Gordon were after ( before their  
> time as usual)
>
> I just wondered if anyone had any good modern links to this type of  
> work
>
> Alfredo
>
> ---- Original Message -----
>
>
> From: BARRY A CLEMSON <[log in to unmask]>
>
> Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 6:01 pm
>
> Subject: Re: vision and its source
>
>
> > Stafford and Gordon did a variety of experiments with biological
> > and
> > chemical computers. At one point they used fireflies to regulate a
> >
> > steel works. I remember Gordon saying that the major problem was
> > that
> > the fireflies did not live long enough and they couldn't get
> > enough
> > firelfies.
> >
> > Barry
> > On Oct 26, 2010, at 11:12 AM, Alfredo Moscardini wrote:
> >
> > > I was reading the latest book about the British Cyberneticians
> > and
> > > there was an interesting paragraph where it said that Stafford
> > was
> > > experimenting with his fishpond as a means of control of a
> > factory,
> > > Gordon Pask was also experimenting with some mechanical devices.
> > >
> > > Does anyone have any further info on this?
> > >
> > > It says that Vanilla remembers him experimenting
> > >
> > > Alfre  
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