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“they're brewing up something that involves a giant octopus” – Gravitys Rainbow

aspects of GOB can be incorporated and tested within txOom → Project GOB in Txoom


  • perception, Structured Perception, coupling distance/space/structure between perceived + model of perceived.
  • eight limbed aproximations
  • fig.2 starvation/coupled interaction/“order”/“disorder”

(Partial) Sources and References

General Nonsense

  • Krueger, M., Artificial Reality. Menlo Park, 1982.
  • Marker, Chris, Sans Soleil (1982), La Jetee (1962), and Level 5 (1997).
  • Pynchon, Thomas, Gravity's Rainbow. Bantam, 1974.
  • Richie, Donald, Tokyo, A View of the City. Reaktion Books, 1999.
  • Sorkin, Michael (Ed.), Variations on a Theme Park. Hill and Wang, 1992.

REM and dreaming

  • Crick, Francis and Graem Mitchinson, “REM Sleep and Neural Nets”, The Journal of Mind and Behavior, 7.2–3:229-250.
  • Avi Karni, David Tanne, Barton S. Rubenstein, Jean J.M. Askenasy and Dov Sagi, “Dependance on REM Sleep of Overnight Improvement of a Perceptual Skill” in Science, vol. 265, pp 679-682, July 29, 1994.
  • Mattew A. Wilson and Bruce L. McNaughton “Reactivation of Hippocampal Ensemble Memories during Sleep” in Science, vol. 265, pp 676-679, July 29, 1994.
  • Jonathan Winson, “Brain and Psyche: the Biology of the Unconscious”. Anchor Press, Doubleday, 1985.

Networks and Biology

  • Doya, Kenji and Shuji Yoshizawa, “Adaptive Synchronization of Neural and Physical Oscillators”, in J.E. Moody et al, Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, Kaufmann (1992).
  • Ermentrout, G.B., and D. Golomb, “Bistability in pulse propagation in networks of excitatory and inhibitory populations”, Phys Rev Lett 86 (18): 4179-4182 Apr 30 2001.
  • Ermentrout, Bard, and Eric Tkaczyk, “A Model for Cortical Pressure Phosphene Generation Based on Disinhibition.
  • Stevens, R., and R. Sosic, “Emergent behavior in Slime Mould Environments”, Griffith University Research Report CIT-95-14, 1995.
  • Tyler, Christopher, “Some New Entoptic Phenomena”, Vision Research 18: 1633-39, 1978.
  • Whittington MA, Traub RD, Kopell N, et al., “Inhibition-based rhythms: experimental and mathematical observations on network dynamics”, INT J PSYCHOPHYSIOL 38: (3) 315-336 Dec. 2000.

Pattern Recognition; Physics

  • Kimber, D. and Bush, M., “Situated State Hidden Markov Models”, Xerox PARC, 1998.
  • Jordan, M.I., Learning in Graphical Models, MIT Press, 1999.
  • Mumford, David, “The Bayesian Rationale for Energy Functionals”, in Geometry-driven Diffusion in Computer Vision, Bart Romeny (Ed.), Kluwer Academic Publ., 1994, pp. 141-153.
  • Itzhkson, C., and Drouffe, J-M., Statistical Field Theory, v. 1-2. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1991.

Geometric Modeling

  • Gallier, Jean, Curves and Surfaces in Geometric Modeling. Morgan Kaufmann, 2000.
  • Munkres, James, Elements of Algebraic Topology. Perseus Press, 1995.
  • Woo, Neider, Davis, Shreiner, OpenGL Programming Guide, Third Edition. Addison Wesley, 2000.


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