Contact information:

Peter Small

Stigmergic Systems
Maidenhead
Berkshire
UK
Tel: 44+(0)1628-316722

Email: peter@stigmergicsystems.com

Bio:

Originally an electronics engineer. Decided against a career with corporates. Created numerous business enterprises (more for interest than seeking to create wealth). These include having a gaming club and a discotheque. Had retail fashion shops in London's Carnaby Steet, King's Road and Oxford Street. A fashion design studio "Street Theatre".

Bought an Apple computer in the 1990's and produced the award winning CD-ROM book "How God Makes God". Became interested in biological and evolutionary systems as a basis for software development. Wrote two books on scripting: "Lingo Sorcery" and "Magical A-Life Avatars". Wrote three books about the internet: "The Entrepreneurial Web", "The Ultimate Game of Strategy" and "Web Presence".

Became interested in virtual worlds in 2007, exploring the unique environment called "Second Life". This appears to be a perfect example of how the phenomenon of stigmergic evoution can lead to impressively creative complex systems and self-organisation.

Using this environment as an inspiration, the current project of "Crowd-sourced Info Towns" was embarked upon.