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Invaders from the Computational Universe

Invaders from the computational universe are around us! There are 26,576 (or ) different species. In fact, each invader is a set of vertically symmetric blocs, built up from a binary matrix of size (five rows and three columns).
The invaders look like old-fashioned video game life forms; they have their own unique identification numbers.
Simple rules can be used to generate complex and diverse synthetic artifacts.

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References:
J. Tarbell, "Invader Fractal" (Dec 11, 2007).
R. Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker, New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Co., 1986.
G. W. Flake, The Computational Beauty of Nature: Computer Explorations of Fractals, Chaos, Complex Systems, and Adaptation, Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 1998.
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