[NetBehaviour] CHARACTER: new work from tats @ runme
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Thu Dec 1 04:29:46 CET 2005
Characters allows you to participate in the building of an online
dictionary of names. You can add your own name/definition to it. You can
also create new names/definitions through an evolutionary process.
This work came out of a series of questions I kept asking myself about
how one's name relates to one's identity. What does a name tell about a
person? Can a name influence the course of a life? How do names evolve
through time? What differentiates names and nouns? The result isn't
meant to be an answer to these questions whatsoever: it's more like
another way to ask them.
The software is coded with standard web languages: HTML, CSS, PHP and
MySQL. At its core lies a genetic algorithm that is able to mutate and
crossbreed chains of characters. The complete source code is distributed
under the Gnu GPL.
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