Tom Barbalet

Biota LIVE: Understanding Artificial Life


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What is artificial life? How does it change biology, philosophy, psychology and computation? What are the impacts of artificial life? Each week, Tom Barbalet chats with a different artificial life developers, academics, users and musers.

On-Demand Episodes

Following the Saturday special of Biota Live on February 2nd, it was clear a longer format Biota Live was needed to discuss the important issues raised in the first Saturday recording. Is artificial life intelligent design? Should another... more

This episode explores the period from the early 1990s to the present in terms of developing artificial life from books to artificial life through the internet.

In the first Saturday matinee, we explore future directions in artificial life and take all calls and discussion points from folks who are listening to the program live for the first time.

This show looks at artificial life environments from flat and lifeless, to a dense teeming sphere with mountains and seas.

Following last week's show, the topic couldn't be concluded in just a single hour segment. So Jeffrey Ventrella, Bruce Damer, Tom Barbalet and potentially others return to discuss the Ultimate Project and how to make it reality!

From the last show, Bruce Damer put out the question about his ultimate artificial life PhD project. This put the question out to the audience, what would the ultimate artificial life project look like? Who would be involved? What would the... more

This show defines the future Biota LIVE shows with the basics of what artificial life is, the history of artificial life, why artificial life is interesting and some background on the host and This week's guest will be Biota founder,... more