Ep 103: Tierra, bits bytes and life

Tierra, bits bytes and life

In the early 1990/s, a biologist named Thomas Ray created a computer program that acted like a computer infected with many little programs. He called it Tierra, Spanish for “Earth.” The little programs could, and did, mutate, self-replicate, and evolve in strange and wonderful ways.

Here’s the home page for Tierra.

Tierra home page

Here’s a good article about Tierra.

Artificial Life – Tools Ideas Environment

And here’s a nice video on the Tierra system, and the story behind its creation.

Project Tierra