A blog about Anna Dumitriu's Artist's Residency at The Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics (CCNR) at Sussex University, UK. CCNR is one of the leading Artificial Life Groups in the world and the blog follows the development of the artwork, interviews with leading researchers and personal reflections on the struggles of working in new technologies and learning Java from scratch. This is an evolving blog for my artist's residency at The Centre For Computational Neuroscience and Robotics at Sussex University, one of the most important Artificial Life research groups in the world. The residency is entitled "The Self Organising Artist"- a reference to my operation as an adaptive system within the community of researchers. During this time I am meeting researchers on a weekly basis and blogging these meetings, discussing Artificial Life, Artificial Intelligence, Evolutionary Robotics and Philosophy. I am also reflecting on the development of my work within this context and participating in seminars. I will be studying, over time, Java Programming, Adaptive Systems and Artificial Life and will document my struggles, my successes and the emerging artworks that will develop from this experience.