Biology-Inspired Software: Metaphor, Mechanism, and Meaning (.pdf)

For at least thousands of years, humans have looked to nature for inspiration for technology. It’s hard not to look at birds and wish you could fly, too. This thought hasn’t escaped computer scientists (well, not the part about flying), and within the last few years there has been a surge of interest in looking to biology for help in answering some of the pressing … [ Read more ]