Jason Kottke and a couple other people blogged Eric Bonabeau’s talk on Biological Computing using Hydra. Biological computing is an amazing concept. Seems like we programmers spend 99% of our time creating ‘palaces of abstraction’; (to steal a phrase from Josh), reducing the world to manageable bits. Biological computing lets all that loose… Build it so that you don’t have control. Add two parts of this and three of that and see what happens. Fascinating.