Adam Campbell's Website

A bit about the site

Welcome to my site: a random collection of things I decided to put on the web. In a past life, I studied evolutionary computation, theoretical work on understanding complex systems, and collaborative multi-agent systems. Some publications on these subjects can be found here. However, you'll probably be more interested in the various applets on this site. For example, did you know you could estimate Pi with nothing more than hotdogs and some free time?

Enjoy the site, and feel free to e-mail me with any comments.


March 23, 2011 Move the site to a new domain and added Facebook comments to the pages.

February 3, 2010 I've added a very basic comment system to most of the pages on here.

September 30, 2009 It's been quite a while since I've made an update on here. I've uploaded some code for a sensor network simulator that allows for the exploration of various control strategies. It can be easily extended to include new control strategies for both the sensing and emitting agents. The project page can be found here.

August 1, 2007 PicBreeder has been released! PicBreeder is a massively collaborative genetic art website that allows its users to create and share their own artwork. Check the site out, make some art of your own, and contribute to the community!

July 31, 2007 A new page that shows which books I've read has been added. It was made for my own records, but you may find something on there that interests you. You can find it here.

July 23, 2007 I just got back from GECCO 2007 so I haven't had much time to do anything here. I did update the description of the Conway's Game of Life applet and removed the graph it used to have.

June 26, 2007 Added a link to Brian McQuay's excursion into industry blog. There he discusses various programming topics such as Ruby on Rails, programming philosophy, and his contributions to open source projects. I suggest you check it out.

June 18, 2007 I finished the applet for estimating Pi with hot dogs. You can play around with it here.

June 5, 2007 I haven't had a lot of time to update this site and add any new content, but I did fix up the Bouncing Balls applet a bit by removing the red lines trailing the balls. Also, a GradientPaint is now used to produce a lighting effect, and the user can change the position of the "light" by moving the mouse around inside the applet. I should have a new applet up in another week or so that shows how hot dogs can be used to estimate the value of Pi. Check out this link for more details.

March 11, 2007 I have completely redesigned this site. In the next week or so, I will work on organizing the content pages. In the mean time, check out the various Java applets or view some of the videos I've taken with my microscope camera. There will be more to come!