... what hep humorists here are already calling "Critical Mass" (get it? not too many did in 1945, the Cosmic Bomb was still trembling in its earliness, not yet revealed to the People, so you heard the term only in the very superhepcat-to-hepcat exchanges).
--- Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
This is a page of links to information about the Tierra digital evolution software. The Tierra software was developed by Tom Ray.
To find out how to get the Tierra Video. Download the Tierra Video.
For the most up-to-date information on Tierra research, take a look at Publications about Tierra.
Tierra V6.02 (net and non-net) has been released (March 26, 2004).
The Network Tierra experiment has begun.
If you don't know What Tierra Is.
Take a look at the documentation for Beagle, the New Tierra Frontend.
Tierra Photoessay. Includes new images of the Tierra network.
Grant from the Rex Foundation (Grateful Dead) for the Biodiversity Reserve for Digital Organisms.
Take a look at the documentation for the Tierra program.
How to compile Tierra on a PC
To learn about Network Tierra, the Biodiversity Reserve for Digital Organisms.
For a brief FAQ on Network Tierra, the Biodiversity Reserve for Digital Organisms.
For Technical Implementation Details of Network Tierra. Warning: this is a postscript file.
To find out about upcoming Tierra Lectures and Travel Plans by Tom Ray.
I have some new research initiatives in evolvability
Here is a list of programs of Graduate Studies in Artificial Life.
A listing of Tierra-like Systems.
For information about Avida, a derivative of Tierra.
For information about Artificial Life in general.
A newsgroup for Artificial Life discussion: comp.ai.alife
The Artificial Self-replication Page
Artificial Culture: Experiments in Synthetic Anthropology
Some Other Links to Tierra Things (mostly from www2.infoseek.com):
Simon Fraser's MacTierra.