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Computation, Dynamics and the
PhaseTransition
An introduction to finite automata, the Halting Problem and
cellular automata is given. An exploration into the dynamics of
cellular automata is made and a connection between the theories of
computation and dynamical systems is made using the thermodynamic
notion of a phasetransition.


Hydractinia simulation
An agentbased simulation of the Hydractinia colonies and their allorecognition
behavior was constructed. We show evidence that the model successfully mimics the
phenomenon of colony growth, fusing, rejection (both active and passive),
morphological and genotypic mutation, competitive exclusion and the unexpected
phenomenon of "buffering".


Introduction to Cellular Automata and
OneDimensional Traffic Simulation
Introduction to the theory and properties of cellular automata
and how cellular automata can be used a a model for traffic flow.
An example onedimensional model is given.


The Neighborhood Project
An "experiment in collective knowledge",
a map of neighborhoods based on the opinion of the people renting,
selling and living in them is drawn. The difference in opinion leads to overlap and
fuzzy boundaries and provides a sense of where people think they live.

