Books on Artificial Life, Artificial Culture and Evolutionary Design
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Popular Introductions and Critiques

Turbulent Mirror : An Illustrated Guide to Chaos, Theory and the Science of Wholeness by John Briggs, F. David Peat, David Peat.

Artificial Life : A Report from the Frontier Where Computers Meet Biology by Steven Levy

Silicon Second Nature : Culturing Artificial Life in a Digital World by Stefan Helmreich


Popular Introductions with Software

Artificial Life Playhouse : Evolution at Your Fingertips/Book and Disk by Stephen Prata

Artificial Life Lab: Design your own Windows world of cybernetic creatures with the incredible 3D multimedia Boppers program by Rudy Rucker.

Artificial Life Explorer's Kit/Book and Disk by Ellen Thro



Superb Small Books

The Pattern on the Stone : The Simple Ideas That Make Computers Work (Science Masters Series) by Daniel Hillis

Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams : Explorations in Massively Parallel Microworlds (Complex Adaptive Systems) by Mitchel Resnick, Mitchell Resnick

Growing Artificial Societies : Social Science from the Bottom Up (Complex Adaptive Systems) by Joshua M. Epstein, 2050 Project, Robert L. Axtell (Contributor)

Blondie24: Playing at the Edge of AI by David B. Fogel


Technical Overviews

Artificial Life : An Overview (Complex Adaptive Systems) by Christopher G. Langton (Editor)

The Philosophy of Artificial Life (Oxford Readings in Philosophy) by Margaret A. Boden (Editor)

Introduction to Artificial Life by Christoph Adami.


Art, Design and Visualizations

Evolutionary Design by Computers by Peter Bentley (Editor)

Evolutionary Architecture : Nature As a Basis for Design by Eugene Tsui

Fractal Cities : A Geometry of Form and Function by Michael Batty, Paul Longley


The Algorithmic Beauty of Sea Shells (Virtual Laboratory) by Hans Meinhardt, Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz, Deborah R. Fowler

The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants (The Virtual Laboratory) by Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz, Aristid Lindenmayer

The Computational Beauty of Nature: Computer Explorations of Fractals, Chaos, Complex Systems, and Adaptation by Gary William Flake


The Algorithmic Beauty of Seaweeds, Sponges and Corals by Jaap A. Kaandorp, Janet E. Kubler

Evolutionary Art and Computers by Stephen Todd, William Latham (Contributor)

Creative Evolutionary Systems (With CD-ROM) by Peter J. Bentley (Editor), David W. Corne (Editor)


Illustrating Evolutionary Computation With Mathematica by Christian Jacob

A New Kind of Science by Stephen Wolfram



Evolutionary Computation

Genetic Programming : On the Programming of Computers by Means of Natural Selection by John R. Koza

Genetic Programming II : Automatic Discovery of Reusable Programs by John R. Koza

Genetic Programming III: Automatic Programming and Automatic Circuit Synthesis by John R. Koza, Forrest H. Bennett III, Forrest H. Bennett, Martin Keane, David Andre


Genetic Programming : An Introduction : On the Automatic Evolution of Computer Programs and Its Applications by Wolfgang Banzhaf, Peter Nordin, Robert E. Keller, Frank D. Francone

Theory of Evolution Strategies by Hans-Georg Beyer

Genetic Programming 1996 : Proceedings of the First Annual Conference by John R. Koza (Editor), David E. Goldberg (Editor), David B. Fogel (Editor)


Evolutionary Computation: Towards a New Philosophy of Machine Intelligence by David B. Fogel

Evolutionary Computation: The Fossil Record by David B. Fogel (Editor)

Handbook of Evolutionary Computation by Thomas Back (Editor), David B. Fogel (Editor), Zbigniew Michalewicz (Editor), Thomas Baeck (Editor)


Evolutionary Programming V: Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Conference on Evolutionary Programming (Complex Adaptive Systems Series) by Lawrence J. Fogel (Editor), Peter J. Angeline (Editor), Thomas Back (Editor)




European Conferences on Artificial Life


Advances in Artificial Life : Third European Conference on Artificial Life Granada, Spain, June 4-6, 1995 : Proceedings by F. Moran, A. Moreno, J.J. Merelo, P. Chacon

Fourth European Conference on Artificial Life (Complex Adaptive Systems) by England) European Conference on Artificial Life 1997 Brighton, Phil Husbands, Inman Harvey (Editor)

Advances in Artificial Life : 5th European Conference, Ecal'99, Lausanne, Switzerland, September, 1999 : Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer scien by D. Floreano (Editor), J.-D. Nicoud (Editor), F. Mondada (Editor)


US Conferences on Artificial Life

Artificial Life IV : Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (Complex Adaptive Systems) by Rodney A. Brooks, Pattie Maes (Editor)

Artificial Life V : Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (Complex Adaptive Systems) by International Workshop on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living systems, Christopher G. Langton (Editor), Taksunori Shimohara (Editor)

Artificial Life VI : Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Artificial Life (Complex Adaptive Systems, No 6) by Adami Christoph (Editor), Christoph Adami (Editor), Christopher Adami (Editor), Charles Taylor (Editor), Richard K. Belew (Editor)

Artificial Life VII: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Artificial Life by Mark Bedau, John McCaskill, Norman Packard (Editors).


European Conferences on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature



Parallel Problem Solving from Nature-Ppsn V : 5th International Conference Amsterdam, the Netherlands September 27-30, 1998 : Proceedings (Lecture not by Agoston E. Eiben (Editor), Marc Schoenauer (Editor), Thomas Back (Editor)

Parallel Problem Solving from Nature PPSN VI by france Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature 2000 Paris

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