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Photographs of very complex highway intersections. A

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 19, 2007

Photographs of very complex highway intersections. A couple of the photos (the last one in particular) look fake, but cool nonetheless. (via quipsologies)

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Syllabus and notes from an ITP class

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 28, 2007

Syllabus and notes from an ITP class called The Nature of Code, which focuses on “the programming strategies and techniques behind computer simulations of natural systems”. Lots of good notes and Processing code examples.

A Crash Course On Complexity, Emergence and Collective Intelligence.

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 21, 2006

A Crash Course On Complexity, Emergence and Collective Intelligence.

Visualcomplexity.com is a great site if

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 13, 2006

Visualcomplexity.com is a great site if you want to see illustrations featuring lots of boxes & circles connected to each other with lines and text sprinkled liberally here and there.

WolframTones lets you generate and download ringtones

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 12, 2005

WolframTones lets you generate and download ringtones based on patterns created by cellular automata systems. Anything’s better than the Crazy Frog, yeah?

“There is no physics theory that explains

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 13, 2005

“There is no physics theory that explains the nature of, or even the existence of, football matches, teapots, or jumbo-jet aircraft.”. “Consequently physics per se cannot causally determine the outcome of human creativity; rather it creates the ‘possibility space’ to allow human intelligence to function autonomously.”