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Artificial life as controlled disequilibrium

Battle, Steve



Berndt Muller


Artificial Life can be modeled using simulated au-topoiesis. Liquid Automata are used to define simulated chemical reaction systems; particle systems with rules governing how particles are transformed on collision with each other. Unlike cellular automata, there is no fixed grid or time-step, only particles moving about and colliding in continuous space/time. These systems may give rise to emergent artificial life, or they may be (artificially) lifeless. Can we distinguish between these systems by analysing their equilibria?


Battle, S. (2023). Artificial life as controlled disequilibrium. In B. Muller (Ed.),

Conference Name AISB Convention 2023
Conference Location Swansea, Wales, UK
Start Date Apr 13, 2023
End Date Apr 14, 2023
Acceptance Date Mar 29, 2023
Online Publication Date May 8, 2023
Publication Date May 5, 2023
Deposit Date Jun 24, 2023
Publicly Available Date May 6, 2024
ISBN 978-1-908187-85-7
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