HumLab, Umeň University, Sweden: Seminar on "ALiCE - Artificial Life, Culture & Evolution," 20 September 2005,
Media Archive.

Alice: Artificial Life, Culture & Evolution
An introduction to complex systems and multi-causal (multiagent) simulation. A hands-on exploration of how to describe, understand and explain the adaptations of individuals to their social, technological and natural environments. A workshop in building experimental multiagent and evolutionary computer models with which we canstudy alternative "what-if" scenarios (counterfactuals). A critical look at complexity science in the fields of Artificial Life, Artificial Culture and Evolutionary Computation. An investigation into how to build software agents that interact and evolve credible culture behaviors...

Espionage, Cryptology & Psychological Operations
A look at the complex systems of trust, secrecy and deception which have evolved in culture and in world affairs. We focus on case-studies from the well-documented black world of international state-level intelligence agencies in order to understand their tradecraft and uncover the less well-documented secret practices of smaller institutions. How do these practices provide insights into human relations in today's and yesterday's industrial and non-industrial societies? How might this knowledge inspire theories of the evolution of culture and models for artifial culture?

ISIS
Information Science & Information Studies Program:
ALiCE Physical Devices Lab, Smith Warehouse, Map.
ALiCE Computer Lab, Perkins Library, LINK, Classroom #6, Map.

Mission Statement.


Tech tools bring new dimension to learning.
The 2006 Brian C. Copenhaver
Teaching with Technology Awards

Nicholas Gessler
nick.gessler(at)duke.edu

Don't forget to replace the "(at)" with "@".


Asteroid 113355 "Gessler"
(Illustration is of Ida)
Mass 10,000,000,000,000 kg
Diameter 3.6 km


Awards for the best student social science simulations.

Tutorial: Cultural Intelligence
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Professor Review
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Meteorites
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Upcoming Conferences
Genetic & Evolutionary Computation Conf. - July 7-11, 2012 - Philadelphia
World Conference on Computational Intelligence, June 10-15, 2012, Brisbane, Australia
International Cryptologic Symposium, March 22-24, 2012, Charlotte, NC
NSA Cryptologic History Symposium - October 6-7, 2011 - Laurel, MD
Past Conferences
European Conference on Artificial Life, August 8-12, 2011, Paris
Artificial Life XII, August 19-23, 2010, Odense, Denmark
Miscellaneous
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Evolving Logic
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Natural Selection Inc.
Raleigh Spy Conference
NSA Center for Cryptologic History
International Intelligence Ethics Association
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Courses
Spring - 2013 - ISIS Program, Duke University.
2013
Spring

Artificial Life, Culture & Evolution
Complex Systems, Multi-Causal and Multi-Agent Simulation
Tu/Th 10:05 - 12:55
2013
Spring

Meteorites & Solar System History / Meteoritics
History, Significance, Acquisition, Characterization
Tu/Th 10:05 - 12:55
Fall 2012 - ISIS Program, Duke University.
2012
Fall

Artificial Life, Culture & Evolution
Complex Systems, Multi-Causal and Multi-Agent Simulation
Tu/Th 10:05 - 12:55
2012
Fall

Espionage, Cryptology & Psychological Operations.
Complexities of Trust, Secrecy and Deception
Tu/Th 10:05 - 12:55
2011 - 2012 - ISIS Program, Duke University.
2012
Spring

Artificial Life, Culture & Evolution.
Tu/Th 10:05 - 12:55

2011
Fall

Artificial Life, Culture & Evolution.
Tu/Th 10:05 - 12:55

2011
Fall

Espionage, Cryptology & PSYOPS.
Wed 10:05 - 12:55

2010 - 2011 - ISIS Program, Duke University.
2011
Spring

Artificial Life, Culture & Evolution.
Tu/Th 10:05 - 12:55

2010
Fall

Artificial Life, Culture & Evolution.
Tu/Th 10:05 - 12:55

2010
Fall

Espionage, Cryptology & PSYOPS.
Wed 10:05 - 12:55

2009 - 2010 - ISIS Program, Duke University.
2010
Spring

Artificial Life, Culture & Evolution.
Tu/Th 10:05 - 12:55

2009
Fall

Artificial Life, Culture & Evolution.
Tu/Th 10:05 - 12:55

2008 - 2009 - ISIS Program - Duke University.
2009
Spring

Artificial Life, Culture & Evolution.
Tu/Th 10:05 - 12:55

2008
Fall

Artificial Life, Culture & Evolution.
Tu/Th 10:05 - 12:55

2007 - 2008 - Human Complex Systems Program - UCLA
2008
Spring
Human Complex Systems 110
Artificial Culture: Exploring Multiagent Simulations.
Tu/Th 9-11:50
2008
Winter
Human Complex Systems 110
Artificial Culture: Exploring Multiagent Simulations.
Tu/Th 9-11:50
2007
Fall
Honors Collegium 69
ALiCE: Artificial Life, Culture and Evolution.
Tu/Th 9-11:45
2006 - 2007 - Human Complex Systems Program - UCLA
2007
Spring
Human Complex Systems 110
Artificial Culture: Exploring Multiagent Simulations.
Tu/Th 9-11:50
2007
Winter
Human Complex Systems 110
Artificial Culture: Exploring Multiagent Simulations.
Tu/Th 10-12:50
2006
Fall
Honors Collegium
69
ALiCE: Artificial Life, Culture and Evolution.
Tu/Th 10-12:45
2005 - 2006 - Human Complex Systems Program - UCLA
2006
Spring
Human Complex Systems 110
Artificial Culture: Exploring Multiagent Simulations.
Tu/Th 10-12:45
2006
Spring
Human Complex Systems 19
Fiat Lux Seminar
Espionage, Cryptology & Psychological Operations.
Wed 10-10:45
(11-11:45 films)
2006
Winter
Human Complex Systems 110
Artificial Culture: Exploring Multiagent Simulations.
Tu/Th 10-12:45
2006
Winter
Human Complex Systems 19
Fiat Lux Seminar
Espionage, Cryptology & Psychological Operations.
Wed 10-10:45
(11-11:45 films)
2005
Fall
Honors Collegium
69
ALiCE: Artificial Life, Culture and Evolution.
Tu/Th 10-12:45
2004 - 2005 - UCLA
2005
Winter
Anthropology
137-2
Human Complex Systems
Artificial Culture: Exploring Multiagent Simulations.
Tu/Th 10-11:45
2005
Winter
Honors
69
ALiCE: Artificial Life, Culture and Evolution
Tu/Th 2-3:45
2003 - 2004 - UCLA ...
2004
Spring
Anthropology
137 - 4
Human Complex Systems

Artificial Culture:
Exploring Human Complex Worlds.

Participants' Projects

2003 Winter
Design | Media Arts 189
Interfacing the Real and the Computational: Interactive Multiagent Spatial Simulations and Games
2003
Fall
Design | Media Arts 189
Physical Computing:
Algorithmic and Reactive Art
2002 - 2003 - UCLA ...
2003 Spring
Design | Media Arts 189

Artificial Worlds
Life, Culture and Evolution

2003 Spring
Geography 167
Computational Cartography
Thinking with Maps and Spatial Visualizations
2002 Winter
Geography 167
Computational Cartography
2001 - 2002 - UCLA ...
2002 Spring
Honors 69
Artificial Life, Artificial Culture & Evolutionary Design
2001 Winter
Geography 167
Computational Cartography
2001
Fall
Geography 199
Spatial Simulation & Games
2000 - 2001 - UCLA ...
2000 Winter
Geography 167
Computational Cartography

The Use of Complexity Science: A Survey of Federal Departments and Agencies, Private Foundations, Universities, and Independent Education and Research Centers. A Report of the U.S. Department
of Education, October 2003.

"The challenges of the 21st century will require new ways of thinking about and understanding the complex,
interconnected and rapidly changing world in which we live and work.
And the new field of complexity science is providing the insights we need to push our thinking in new directions."
From The Use of Complexity:

Collections & Resources on
PHYSICALLY INTERMEDIATED DISTRIBUTED CULTURAL COGNITION
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Physical Computing
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