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Weblog | Archives for April 2006
Past posts.
Stigmergy

A lamppost covered in about 150 CD packaging stickers, outside the Best Buy location in Fairview Heights, Illinois. A wide variety of musical genres and time periods were present, and no other post in the lot had a CD sticker.
"Stigmergy is a method of communication in emergent systems in which the individual parts of the system communicate with one another by modifying their local environment. [...] 'Stimulation of workers by the performance they have achieved.'"
I remember a ride at Six Flags when I was a kid that started with a boat going into a cave. Where the ceiling dropped into reach, there was a huge neon splotch where countless bits of chewing gum had been stuck together. One solid plate of gum, beginning with a single piece and accelerating outward.
SodaPlay 2.0

Generator.x has a sneak preview of SodaPlay 2.0. PlayForge, the new construction and simulation environment, will include a public API allowing users the add and share new features.