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The Evolution Of Memes 2005

The Evolution of Memes is a virutal ecosystem of creatures and their memes. The program uses genetic algorithms, flocking, gravitational physics and recursion in order to simulate the complex interaction that occurs between creatures and their attractions to various memes. Both the creatures and the memes are coevolving through out the piece in order to attract more of the opposite species and to maintain a longer reproductive lifespan.