Entry: Networks and Robotics
Focus: Abstract Machine

Born and raised in Silicon Valley, Douglas Edric Stanley has since emigrated to France where he has been working for the last decade as artist, theoretician and researcher in Paris, Geneva and Aix-en-Provence. He is currently Professor of Digital Arts at the Aix-en-Provence School of Art where he teaches programming, interactivity, networks and robotics, and runs the Atelier Hyperm├ędia, an atelier dedicated to the exploration of algorithms and code as artistic materials.


Entry: Nature Patterns
Focus: Flow

Of great interest to general readers of popular science, for its accessible and broad-ranging introduction to topics like self-organization, emergence, and complexity. Also people interested in natural history, looking for an explanation of the science behind many of the incredible forms to be found in nature. The book cuts across the boundaries of many disciplines - physics, chemistry, biology, engineering - and will be of interest to students and professionals in those areas. The theme of forms, shapes, and 'natural creativity' will also be of interest to artists and architects.