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For question about artificial systems that exhibit the behavioral characteristics of natural living systems.

-Artificial chemistry and the origins of life -Self-assembly, growth, and development -Self-replication and self-repair -Systems and synthetic biology -Perception, cognition, and behavior -Embodiment and enactivism -Collective behaviors of swarms -Evolutionary and ecological dynamics -Open-endedness and creativity -Social organization and cultural evolution -Societal and technological implications -Philosophy and aesthetics -Applications to biology, medicine, business, education, or entertainment

See: Artificial Life Forum (MIT Press) | International Society for Artificial Life