Modelling Autopoiesis:
Harder Than It May Seem!

Barry McMullin

© 1997 (Draft)


This article is an informal presentation of recent attempts to reproduce the phenomena of ``computational autopoiesis'' first investigated by Francisco Varela, Humberto Maturana and Ricardo Uribe almost 25 years ago (Varela et al., 1974). A more formal discussion is available in (McMullin & Varela, 1997).

Presented at Biology, Cognition, Language & Society: An International Symposium on Autopoiesis, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, November 1997.

Dublin City University
School of Electronic Engineering
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Timestamp: 11/3/1997