NOVA Special on Fractals

There is a NOVA episode on fractals!

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/fractals/

Produced and directed by Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmakers Michael Schwarz and Bill Jersey, the documentary weaves cutting-edge research from the front lines of science into a compelling mathematical detective story. The film introduces a number of distinguished individuals who have used fractal geometry to transform their fields, like Loren Carpenter, who created the first completely computer-generated sequence in a movie.

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Chatterbox Challenge

A recent challenge amongst chatterboxes: http://www.chatterboxchallenge.com/

Here is some info on some of the bots. Could be used as a fun activity to look at AI.

1. Here’s a downloadable chatterbox called Artemis : http://users.auth.gr/~dkaras/

2.Another one called RoboMatic X1 looks really interesting! http://www.infradrive.com/robomatic.php

3. A Web-based chatterbox, Azureon: http://www.personalityforge.com/dynachat.php?BotID=23969&MID=23957

4. Brother Jerome is a highly regarded chatterbox. It is fun but slow. http://www.be9.net/BJ/ . It has an impressive list of features http://www.be9.net/BJ/games.htm

Here is another list of bots: http://www.personalityforge.com/botlist.php