Coincidences and simulations – again.

According to Channel Four report, exercises held in London just before last weeks terrorist bombing “uncannily mirrored” what actually happened here. An article in Prison Planet even argues that these exercises were intended as a cover for “small compartamentalized government terrorists” who actually carried out the attack. Yes, well… An earlier post on Simulation –…

Tata Interactive Systems and the shape of the simulation industry.

A recent press release drew my attention to Tata Interactive Systems(TIS), which claims to offer “a range of services to chart the learning path that is best suited for your organization. From animations to assessments, simulations to sales training, courseware to consulting”. Two thoughts: – firstly, this company has over 700 employees (“project managers, content…

How does a forest grow? (and who pays for it?)

Black and White, a game, has released information about its simulated forests. Black and White describes itself thus:”The inhabitants of this breathtaking 3D world have lost their innocence and developed new weapons and technology. As you enter this warring world, will you make tribes coexist peacefully; encouraging villages and towns to grow into sprawling metropolises,…

Formal modelling of Peter Senges Fifth Discipline

An essay in JASSS attempts to apply formal modelling techniques to Peter Senges concept of the “Fifth discipline”. As if by synchronicity, George Por has a blog entry citing Senge and discussing the relationship between collective intelligence and modelling. Lourival Paulino da Silvas essay, A Formal Model for the Fifth Discipline, in Journal of Artificial…