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Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780262232340 | 296 pp. | 6 x 9 in | 34 b&w illus.| February 2004
Paperback | $4.75 Trade | £3.99 | ISBN: 9780262731768 | 296 pp. | 6 x 9 in | 34 b&w illus.| February 2006

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Art and Artificial Life

About the Author

Mitchell Whitelaw is Lecturer in New Media at the School of Creative Communication, University of Canberra.


“"A detailed and wide ranging view of artificial life (a-life) in art." Real Time”—


“Blending a secret history of one of the more obscure intersections of science and art with a thoughtful critique of artificial life's techno-bestiary, Mitchell Whitelaw's Metacreation is rigorous yet playful, like much of the groundbreaking work he so ably discusses.”
Peter Lunenfeld, Media Design Program, Art Center College of Design, and author of User: InfoTechnoDemo
“Provacative, literate, subtle and knowledgeable: Mitchell Whitelaw tells us what the new media artists have done-- and why. His book's not about gizmos. It's about artists' meditations on the nature of life.”
Margaret A. Boden, Research Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Sussex, author of The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms
“The search to understand and create artificial life is one of the grand interdisciplinary quests of our times, stretching from art through compute science to biology. Mitchell Whitelaw's Metacreations is its most complete study yet- cataloguing the full range of research, exploring the underlying science and art, and offering theoretical tools to understand the cultural contexts of these inquiries.”
Stephen Willson, Professor of Conceptual and Information Arts, San Francisco State University, and author of Information Arts