12/12/14: The TRUCE team were saddened to learn today of the death of Dinesh Allirajah, a contributor to Beta-Life, who passed away on Wednesday due to complications following surgery. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends.
20/10/14: TRUCE is excited to announce the publication of a collection of "science-into-fiction" short stories, based on the theme of "unconventional computing in the year 2070". Co-edited by Martyn Amos and Ra Page of Comma Press, and supported by the TRUCE project, Beta-Life: Stories from an A-Life Future represents collaborations between literary authors and scientists. Each partnership is represented by a short story and an accompanying afterword describing the scientific context to the fiction. The collection includes stories from leading authors, including Frank Cottrell Boyce (who wrote the screenplays for Welcome to Sarajevo and 24 Hour Party People, as well as the script for the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony), Adam Marek (winner of the 2011 Arts Foundation Short Story Fellowship), and Stuart Evers (winner of the London Book Award).
For more details of the book, please see the Comma Press website.
For video footage of both the launch event and the initial writing workshop, showing the authors and scientists discussing their ideas, please see the videos page.
Published 20 Oct 2014
NEW: Beta-Life in the Mail and the Herald.
Beta-Life featured on BBC Radio 4's flagship literary show Open Book.
Job vacancy at University of Southern Denmark: Two year post-doc in Theory and Simulation of the Physics and Chemistry of Artificial Life.
Hackademia photos now available.
Registration open for TRUCE/UCOMP Brussels meeting next February.