Parquet deformations: patterns of tiles that shift gradually in one dimension
The calculus of cooperation is tested through a lottery
Computer tournaments of the Prisoner's Dilemma suggest how cooperation evolves
In which a discourse on the language Lisp concludes with a gargantuan Italian feast
Tripping the light recursive in Lisp, the language of artificial intelligence
The pleasures of Lisp: the chosen language of artificial intelligence
Virus-like sentences and self-replicating structures
Sense makes more sense than nonsense, but nonsense may still have its purposes
"Default assumptions" and their effects on writing and thinking
Variations on a theme as the essence of imagination
Can be inspiration be mechanised?
Undercut, Flaunt, Hruska, behavioral evolution and other games of strategy
Beyond Rubik's Cube: spheres, pyramids, dodecahedrons and God knows what else
About Nomic: a heroic game that explores the reflexivity of the law
Number numbness, or why innumeracy may be just as dangerous as illiteracy
The music of Frédéric Chopin: startling aural patterns that also startle the eye
Is the genetic code an arbitrary one, or would another code work as well?
About two kinds of inquiry: "National Enquirer" and "The Skeptical Inquirer"
A self-referential column about last January's column about self-reference
Strange attractors: mathematical patterns delicately poised between order and chaos