Artificial Life, Cult & Evolut

VMS 172.01L

Theory, practice and epistemology of computing and simulation. Creation of artificial models of life, culture, and evolution for prediction and exploration. Social processes embedded in simulation. Hands-on introduction to C++ to create and modify highly visual, sims with color and sound. Critical exploration of state-of-the-art multicausal, multiagent simulations. Topics include: cellular automata and emergence; human and non-human agency; self-organizing cultures. Historical and cultural contextualization through computer artifacts and applications in science and the arts, industry and entertainment, military and intelligence communities. No programming experience required. Instructor: Gessler

Class Room 1: 
Perkins 2072
Gessler, Nicholas
FDS Uid: 
13 805
Semester Year: 
Spring 2014
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