AmbientTalk is an experimental object-oriented distributed programming language primarily targeted at writing programs deployed in mobile ad hoc networks. The language’s concurrency features are founded on the actor model and have been largely influenced by the E programming language. The language’s object-oriented features find their influence in languages like Smalltalk (i.e. block closures, keyworded messages) and Self (prototype-based programming, delegation). Finally, the language has a functional core, inspired by Scheme and Pico. The current implementation of AmbientTalk embraces the JVM as a platform. It’s easy for AmbientTalk programs to use Java libraries, and it’s easy for Java objects to use AmbientTalk as an embedded scripting language.