This project provides a simple environment for modeling an artificial life construct called the Virtual Bumblebees. The Virtual Bumblebees is a two-dimensional cellular automaton where the full board updates each time step based on the prior board state and a limited list of rules.
Artificial life uses information concepts and computer modeling to study life in general, and terrestrial life in particular. It aims to explain particular vital phenomena, ranging from the origin of biochemical metabolisms to the coevolution of behavioral strategies, and also the abstract properties of life as such (“life as it could be”). In the case of the Virtual Bumblebees, it is a cellular automaton, the most famous of which is Conway’s “Game of Life,” first made popular by Gardner.
You can play without installing at https://bumblebees.jameshoward.us/.
index.html in a browser. Additional information is available in the repository.
- Use GitFlow
|Virtual Bumblebees Artificial Life Simulation. Journal of Open Source Software, 2 (13), pp. 256, 2017.:|
- The Bumblebees are Back, and They’re Bad! (5/11/2017)
- Inspiring Books (1/26/2016)
- Virtual Bumblebees at MathFest 2015 (8/5/2015)
- Touchscreens: A New Hope (7/22/2015)
- I’m Going to MathFest… (6/21/2015)
- Introducing My Bumblebees (3/14/2015)
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