Magical A-Life Avatars
A new paradigm for the Internet
Peter Small
  • December 2000
  • ISBN 9781884777585
  • 450 pages
  • printed in black & white
This title is out of print and no longer for sale.

Here's a book guaranteed to inspire your creativity and get you looking at the Internet and the World Wide Web with new eyes. Modeling its vision on evolutionary biology, Magical A-Life Avatars uses the example environment of Macromedia Director to create:

  • imaginative Intranets
  • original Internet services and applications
  • new approaches to e-commerce and distance learning
  • smart agents and Internet robots
  • brain-like processing modules for adaptation and learning
  • novel forms of information processing

Magical A-Life Avatars shows, with practical examples, how to bring intelligence to your Website and create Internet interfaces that will increase your competitive advantage. If you're interested in cutting-edge website design and application, this book is for you.

  • A-Life avatars as a form of artificial life
  • Avatars to create complex systems
  • Avatars that make decisions, learn and adapt
  • Merging biological and silicon worlds
  • Futuristic uses of the Internet

About the book

Magical A-Life Avatars shows, with practical examples, how to bring intelligence to your Website and create Internet interfaces that will increase your competitive advantage. If you're interested in cutting-edge website design and application, this book is for you.

What's inside

  • A-Life avatars as a form of artificial life
  • Avatars to create complex systems
  • Avatars that make decisions, learn and adapt
  • Merging biological and silicon worlds
  • Futuristic uses of the Internet

About the author

Peter Small is an electronic systems engineer and a specialist in object-oriented programming. He is the author of "Lingo Sorcery--the magic of list objects and intelligent agents" and the award-winning, cult CD-ROM, "How God Makes God."