Paper: Link to paper's pdf on Google Drive.
Project Materials: materials (Dropbox link)
Low Fidelity Data Compression: Thinking in the MFM framework is hard. Through iterative failures project evaluations, I realized I was trying to implement an algorithm in a robust first framework. Sorting in MFM is a great example of the issues with implementing algorithms – it doesn't make sense to recreate quicksort in the MFM, however Demon Horde Sort was created as a procedural sorting tool. A neural network is an algorithm we use – it doesn't make sense to recreate it in the MFM (or maybe it does, but I'm not sure how at this point). In light of that realization, I took what I learned and leveraged the work I have done so far to change my project to low-fidelity data compression.
The more realistic brain: After going through the first cycle of design in ALife, this is better scaled project due to the time constraints of the semester