Month: February 2009

odd quanta

Just finished reading ‘A Shortcut through Time’, by George Johnson, a popular-scientific book explaining some of the ideas behind quantum computing. I thought…

cardiac rhythms

I’ve been trying out another simulation of a reaction-diffusion system, this time the FitzHugh-Nagumo model. It models the way waves travel through certain…

philip k. dick

In order to plug a hole in my erudition I started reading some of Philip K. Dick‘s books. “Time Out of Joint” (1959)…

reaction-diffusion

I’m now experimenting with a simple reaction-diffusion system, inspired by Alan Turing. Still needs a lot of tweaking.…

singularity@home

Today I saw a small network actually learn something. A small step for everybody else, but a bigger step for me.…

flat learning curve

I am trying to stimulate a system to figure out its own way of how to behave; for now, lots of activity, but…

pict and starting work on #47

very intriguing picture, from: MacKay, D. J. C. and Miller, K. D. (1990), “Analysis of Linsker’s simulation of Hebbian rules”, Neural Computation, 2:173-187.…