Four times a year, computer scientist and occasional Scientific American columnist A.K. Dewdny puts out this well-produced and fascinating zine about recreational computer programming. Focusing mainly on chaos science, Dewdny and his colleagues discuss things like fractal music, game theory, computer wallpaper, robotics, artificial life, cellular automata, neural nets, and genetic experiments.
Pseudo-code algorithms are included so you can play with the concepts covered using your favorite programming language. Beginners will have no problem jumping right in, thanks to Dewdny's regular column, "Easy Pieces," found in each issue.
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Graphic: Fractal Mountain, from Disappearing Through the Skylight
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The Fifth International Core War Tournament brought entries from many countries, but hardly any competitors. The reason for this strange sounding situation was simple: The entries were all computer programs, encoded warriors that struggled noiselessly and at light speed for supremacy in a computer's memory.
- Algorithm, March 1991