The following is a photo
gallery from the North American Paleontological Convention 2001
held at UC Berkeley from June 26th to July 1, 2001. Biota.org in
cooperation with the NAPC presented a special symposium. Roy Plotnik
and Jake Bowman were instrumental in pulling this symposium together.
This symposium was officially the fourth event in the Biota
series of conferences begun in 1997 with Digital Burgess.
Abstract of the session:
S6Evolution in the Computer: Artificial Life and Evolution
Artificial life (A-life)
research creates digital entities that possess properties and operate
under rules that are designed to simulate those of biological entities
and systems. "Evolution models," such as self-organized
criticality, have attempted to simulate large-scale diversity and
This session will bring together A-life researchers, evolution modelers,
and paleontologists to discuss common interests, such as the origin
of complex systems and behaviors.
Organizer: Roy Plotnick (email@example.com), Department of Earth
and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, 845
W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60607; Ph.:312-996-2111, FAX:
Original NAPC site text
is here: Section
6: Evolution in the Computer: Artificial Life and Evolution Models
Video of this symposium
will be available.