This week in math for art students: swarms, crowds, and leaderless social movements

Publish Date: 
Fri, 11/11/2011 - 11:31
  • Birds, fish, bees
  • Craig Reynolds's "boids", Iain Couzin's cancer cells
  • Slime molds!
  • Military and civilian swarming in space
  • Abstract forms of swarming: Anonymous and DDoS tactics; collective innovation and learning, i.e. science, arts, technology, evolution
  • Critical mass, Occupy Wall Street. John Robb's "open source insurgency"

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