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15 APRIL 2014

Computer simulated evolution of virtual creatures (1994)

"This narrated computer animation shows results from a research project involving simulated Darwinian evolutions of virtual block creatures. A population of several hundred creatures is created within a supercomputer, and each creature is tested for their ability to perform a given task, such the ability to swim in a simulated water environment. The successful survive, and their virtual genes containing coded instructions for their growth, are copied, combined, and mutated to make offspring for a new population. The new creatures are again tested, and some may be improvements on their parents. As this cycle of variation and selection continues, creatures with more and more successful behaviors can emerge.

The creatures shown are results the final products from many independent simulations in which they were selected for swimming, walking, jumping, following, and competing for control of a green cube."

(Karl Sims, Internet Archive)

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1994animal locomotion • artificial evolution • artificial life • coded instructions • competing for control • computer animationcomputer graphicscomputer simulation • evolutionary biology • evolutionary changesevolutionary determinismevolutionary theoryflappinggenetic artgenetic evolutiongeometric formsInternet Archive • Karl Sims • life formlocomotionmechanical beingmutation • natural selection • new forms of life • offspring • organismprimitive logicresearch projectSIGGRAPHsimulated environment • successful behaviours • supercomputer • survival of the fittestswimmingsynthetic biologysynthetic-life • variation and selection • virtual creatures • virtual genes • walking

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Simon Perkins
29 OCTOBER 2012

Virtual Warrane: An Aboriginal contribution to the vision

"Aboriginal multimedia expert Brett Leavy is exhibiting realistic simulations of Sydney Cove and Circular Quay before the arrival of colonial settlers in the late 18th century.

Using Unity (beta) game engine software, he and a team of modellers, photographers and sound artists have set up at Sydney's colonial-era Customs House a wall of media screens and a video gaming room to educate visitors about the early vegetation, wildlife, fishing and culture of the original residents of what is now the Sydney business district. (Ghostly wireframes of some of the current CBD towers, and the Sydney Opera House, can be navigated as an overlay to the underlying environmental simulation.)"

(Davina Jackson, 8 August 2012, Virtual ANZ)

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Simon Perkins
20 MARCH 2012

The importance of metaphor and narrative to our habits of mind

"Fiction – with its redolent details, imaginative metaphors and attentive descriptions of people and their actions – offers an especially rich replica. Indeed, in one respect novels go beyond simulating reality to give readers an experience unavailable off the page: the opportunity to enter fully into other people's thoughts and feelings.

The novel, of course, is an unequaled medium for the exploration of human social and emotional life. And there is evidence that just as the brain responds to depictions of smells and textures and movements as if they were the real thing, so it treats the interactions among fictional characters as something like real–life social encounters."

(Annie Murphy Paul, 17 March 2012, NYTimes.com)

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affirming experience • booksbrainbrain networksbrain science • cause and effect • cognitive mapcomplex problemscomputer simulationdepictiondescription • emotional life • empathetic individuals • empathyexperiencefictional charactersfrustration • great literature • habits of mind • hidden motives • imaginative metaphors • intentions • interacting instances • languageliterature • longings • mental image • mental state • metaphornarrativenarrative fiction • navigate interactions • neurosciencenovelsoff the page • people and their actions • psychologyreaders • reading novels • real thingreal-life • redolent details • rich replica • simulating reality • simulationsmell • social encounters • social interactionsocial interactionssocial lifesocial worldtexture • the complexities of social life • theory of mindthoughts and feelingswatching television • your brain

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Simon Perkins
12 MARCH 2012

ReBirth for iPad: the legendary Techno Micro Composer has been resurrected

"ReBirth is back! Propellerhead Software's legendary Techno Micro Composer has been resurrected and customized for the iPad. ReBirth faithfully emulates dance music's three backbone devices: The Roland TB–303 Bass synth and the Roland TR–808 and 909 drum machines. Combine these with FX units, fully featured pattern sequencers and a gorgeous–looking interface and you're ready to make killer tracks on your iPad. Share your music with friends on Facebook, Twitter and more using the built in sharing features."

(Apple Inc., 2011)

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2011app • AudioCopy • AudioPaste • computer musiccomputer simulationdance musicdrum machineelectronic instrumentsemulatorFX unitsinterface designiOS appsiPadiPad apps • iTunes App Store • killer tracks • legendarymusicmusic instrumentationmusic softwarepatternPropellerhead SoftwareReBirth (software) • ReBirth for iPad • ReBirth RB-338remediationretro • Roland 909 • Roland TB-303 Bass synth • Roland TR-808 • Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composersequencer • sharing features • simulationsoundsynthsynthesizerTB-303 • Techno Micro Composer • TR-808TR-909

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Simon Perkins
25 FEBRUARY 2006

Pipe Dream a virtual musical instrument by Animusic

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20013D animation3D visualisation • animated music • animated music machine • animated music videoanimated sculptureanimation • Animusic • ball bearingsballs • bass drum • bass synthesizer • bongo drum • church bell • computer simulation • cowbell • cymbalsdrum kit • drum synthesizer • drumselectric guitarhi-hatkinetic sound sculpturemarimbamechanical rhythmmotion design • music machine • music visualisation • musical instrument • pan flute • percussion instrumentpipe • Pipe Dream (2001) • simulation • snare drum • string instrument • tom-tom drum • tubes • vibraphone • virtual musical instrument • visual musicvisualisationwhimsical interactions • wood block
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