Goldin, Smolka et al. (Eds.) 2006 – Interactive computation. Quote from the blurb:
The book challenges traditional Turing machine-based answers to fundamental questions relating to problem solving and the scope of computation.
Okay?! As there are relevant entries in the Web Links section of Pile Systems‘ web site to the works of Dina Goldin
Dina Goldin (together with Peter Wegner) studies interactive approaches to computing as concepts beyond the current Turing machine.
and Peter Wegner
Another approach that points in a similar direction as Pile is the „Interactive Computing Paradigm“ proposed by Peter Wegner.
it might be of some interest to take a closer look at this new book. Maybe I write a book review. In the meantime, the publishing house let us take a look at Sample pages here.
Interactive computation involves communication with the external world during the computation. This is in contrast to the traditional understanding of computation which assumes a simple interface between a computing agent and its environment, consisting in asking a question (input) and generating an answer (output).
Note: DINA GOLDIN’S HOMEPAGE HAS BEEN MOVED TO: