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Emergence of a New Online Museum

Cosmic VarianceBy John ConwayOct 6, 2009 1:35 AM


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The Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter has released a new online museum, The Emergent Universe. This is, I think a truly novel approach to communicating the central ideas of the new field of emergent phenomena and complexity, combining the underlying physical basis of a wide array of examples with art and music. The site itself presents an animated, non-directed interface to branching sets of topics and what I guess one would call exhibits (since it's a museum after all). A lot of these are quite fun, and instructive. A visitor is left with the feeling that there is lots more to explore. The interface itself, I have to say, is very cool and a glimpse of what is to come on the internet. Today's text- and photo-heavy web pages are bound to give way to sleek sophisticated designs like this one... Have fun!

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