The Atlantic Monthly | April 2002
 
Artificial Society Animations
for "Seeing Around Corners"

by Jonathan Rauch
 
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Figure 1.
Schelling's model of self-segregation: agents seeking two neighbors of their own color.





Figure 2.
Schelling's model of self-segregation: agents seeking only one neighbor of their own color.





Figure 3.
Hammond's model of social corruption.





Figure 4.
Epstein's model of ethnic tension: no spontaneous violence.





Figure 5.
Epstein's model of ethnic tension: agents who have turned red kill one neighbor of the other color.





Figure 6.
Epstein's model of ethnic tension: peacekeeping agents in black added to the population, then removed.





Figure 7.
Anasazi settlement, 800 A.D. to 1350 A.D.
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The Atlantic Monthly; April 2002; Seeing Around Corners - 2002.04; Volume 289, No. 4, pp. 35-48.