Agency: The Architecture of Emergent Organizations (2000)

Agency involves a methodological component, researching evolutionary programming techniques, and a design component, applying emergent technologies to the development of distributed systems. The software is noteworthy for its agent-based evaluation of fitness and allowance for direct user interruption and reintegration of phenotypically modified individuals. The investigative software is written in C++ as a plug-in to Alias|Wavefront Maya.

Principal Investigator: Peter Testa, School of Architecture & Planning
Co-Principal Investigator: Una-May O'Reilly, Artificial Intelligence Lab
Software Design: Simon Greenwold
Research Assistants: Jason Rolfe, Omar Khan, Janet Fan, Martin Hemberg

Sponsored by: MIT Academic Computing, BMW/DesignWorks USA

Media: Images

Installation Files & Source Code
Documentation: Install Instructions, Tutorial, Troubleshooting

Copyright 2001 Emergent Design Group.