Papers from the Bot seminars
Biological systems were once famously described as 'enigmas within enigmas within enigmas'. They can also be likened to sets of Russian dolls, where inside each Russian doll you'll find another. These descriptions can also apply to Web sites that are based upon biological systems.
For all their apparent simplicity, stigmergic Web sites involve a diverse mixture of esoteric concepts that include bots, personal agents, living databases and the abstract notion of a formatted information space.
Some of these ideas were explained in talks I gave at three Bot seminars run by Dr. Marcus Zillman for Internet.com.
The substance of these talks can be seen from the seminar notes (see side panel).