Complex Sys & Evolve Simulatio

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 072
Instructor: 
Gessler, Nicholas
FDS Uid: 
13 805
Semester Year: 
Spring 2016
Course Year: 
2016