Context: Workshop: Do living things compute? More fascinating collaboration from the Santa Fe Institute. In short and in gestalt: it all seems to invoke a form of computation that is neither particular or distributed but is both simultaneously; that is not finite or discrete in the sense of having easily-defined or simply-encapsulated boundaries; and it's…

## Disassembling Sentience: Distributed Multidimensional Computation

If we seek to explain sentience and consciousness we might not be particularly comforted by what we ultimately discover.

## Within You, Without You: the Computation of Material Culture

Does the plausible and probable distributed computation of the hyper-extended cognitive technologies of our material culture generate us just as much as we generate it?

## Cosmological Algorithms

From an Algorithmic Information Theory and general systems perspective, matter can be conceived of as an optimally concise algorithmic compression of energy.

## The Cosmological and Computational Ties that Bind

What is it that binds the Cosmos to unified principles and patterns of physical laws and constants ?

## A Computational Universe ?

Can the Universe be said to be computational ? Algorithmic ? Can distantly-connected parts of a unified physical totality really manifest computation as we currently understand it ?