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2021 ISAL Awards: Winners

The International Society for Artificial Life is pleased to confirm the winners of the 2021 ISAL Awards. The awards were presented to recipients during the online 2021 Conference on Artificial Life organised in Prague, Czech Republic. After a nomination process open to all members of the broader Artificial Life community, three committees reviewed the nominations […]

ISAL Board Elections 2021: Candidate Statements

ISAL is electing six new members to its board of directors, to replace the current directors whose terms are expiring. 13 society members are standing for election, as listed below. Follow the links for each candidate’s election statement. All society members will shortly be contacted with further information regarding the election date and voting procedure. […]

ERA Board Election

Calling all students and early career ALifers, Nominations for chairs of the Emerging Researchers in ALife board are open from now until September 31st, 2021. Nominations take place  on the ERA slack, on the nominations channel ( To be nominated: You must be nominated by someone else OR self-nominate The nomination must be seconded by someone […]


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Our new membership process is live! Current members don't need to take any action, but in the future the way to renew membership is here:

Also, all members can now access the Artificial Life Journal through our website:

We have a tenure track position (RTDb) in Computer Engineering at @DiaUnits. Associate professor in 3 years, upon habilitation, fair amount of teaching, great freedom for research. 👉🏽 Deadline: 25/11/21. DM for more info. @csfacultyjobs

ISSUE 27:2 OUT NOW includes research articles by @HirokiSayama, @ericpenax, StLuce, Minh-Thai, Samarasinghe, @drmichaellevin, Bull; a new column by @ChristophAdami on evolving sentient machines; and a book review by @CejkovaJitka on @drtimt @AnimAlanDorin

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Latest Encyclopedia Article
Picture of Lenia


Lenia is a class of continuous cellular automata systems. It was the topic of the ISAL Award for outstanding paper of 2019 and an entry in the 2018 ALife Art competition which won an honorable mention.