Artificial Life

Creating Artificial Life (alife) is both an art and a science. There are no mechanical rules. Artificial life programmers abstract principles from their observation of nature and model these as mathematics and algorithmic rules within voltage and silicon. The field is posited within complexity science and encompasses theoretical frameworks which seeks to understand fundamental questions about living systems.

Virtual Environments

Virtual Environments (VE), also called Virtual Reality (VR) explores computer generated environments. VEs provide mainly visual experiences via normal or stereoscopic displays, some VEs are immersive with users donning Head Mounted Displays (HMD) while navigating and interacting with objects and avatars in the environment. VR has in recent years become a tool for research and applications in a wide variety of fields rather than a research by itself.