Woah! So long since I came here last time! :sweat_smile:
@jteitelb I share the feeling. I talk with a lot of people about living computation foundation and the t2tile project but most of them can't think about installing MFM in their computer, thinking about coding in ULAM is a stretch... @walpolea's mfm.rocks is a huuuuge step! But still no "defining rules", which is ok but I believe being able to create your own rules before relating with other people's rules are a very important step in learning. I have dedicated myself to research how to bridge this gap through interface on http://splatycode.bananabanana.me/ and more recently I thought there is a step even before where people get acquinted to the idea of programming a cellular automata. This is a problem I tried to deal with before with http://colorcode.bananabanana.me (new UI sketch here murilopolese.github.io/vms/colorcode/v6/).
For the second half of the year I'm thinking about teaching both SPLATy and Color Code on a coding camp. Last week I gave 2 quick SPLATy workshops (for adults) and people really loved it! I think the more people get literate in celular automatas, not only placing on a grid but defining the rules, the more we'll have people joining the conversation about living computation!
Yeah. Working on a possible demo for hyperspace, thinking of trying an ESP32 in it.. We shall se.e
Yes! I think of ESP32 all the time for a hardware host! The other way I got in a conversatio with a friend thinking about the potential for building things in three dimensions as this friend pointed out that most biological features rely so much on the three dimentionality of the cell arrangement.
I'm enjoying this very much @murilopolese!