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The view from elsewhere: perspectives on ALife Modeling

Wheeler, S., Bullock, S., Di Paolo, E.A., Noble, J., Bedau, M., Husbands, P., Kirkby, S. and Seth, A. (2002) The view from elsewhere: perspectives on ALife Modeling. Artificial Life, 8 (1). pp. 87-100. ISSN 1064-5462

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Abstract

Many artificial life researchers stress the interdisciplinary character of the field. Against such a backdrop, this report reviews and discusses artificial life, as it is depicted in, and as it interfaces with, adjacent disciplines (in particular, philosophy, biology, and linguistics), and in the light of a specific historical example of interdisciplinary research (namely cybernetics) with which artificial life shares many features. This report grew out of a workshop held at the Sixth European Conference on Artificial Life in Prague and features individual contributions from the workshop's eight speakers, plus a section designed to reflect the debates that took place during the workshop's discussion sessions. The major theme that emerged during these sessions was the identity and status of artificial life as a scientific endeavor.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2002 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Computing (Leeds)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 09:12
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/106454602753694783
Status: Published
Publisher: MIT Press
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1162/106454602753694783
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1259

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