DOWNLOAD [./logicaland] is a project study for visualizing our world´s complex
economical, political and social systems. [./logicaland] tries to
engage people into strategies of raising human sensibility and
responsibility within the global networked society. the challenge
is to develop ideas, tools and visualizations that fit the require-
ments of complex correlating systems and our world's complex
participative environment.




[./logicaland v0.1] participative global simulation

[./logicaland] v0.1 is the first attempt of a work in progress to realize a prototype of a global simulation that is to be controlled by a community of unlimited participants.

based on a scientific global world model of the mid-seventies *, modified and hacked to fit our concepts, we developed a tool that facilitates people to take part in a simulation, unlike tools in the scientific field which are neither participative nor public.

the main idea is to provide a public web-based world-simulation within a participative environment, where all users have equal influence on the system. everyone with internet access should be able to participate in
[./logicaland]. one user's influence on the system is minimal since it is a fraction of all participants' actions. only if a lot of users follow similar strategies, serious change can be achieved.

we want to invite users all over the world to take part in dealing with global interrelationships by contributing to logicaland's simulation.
by now [./logicaland] is a prototype but it aims to turn out into a worldwide "social game".


  FLOWCHART RW3 * [./logicaland] is currently based on rw-3, a global world model developed in the mid-1970´s by fred kile and arnold rabehl in wisconsin, USA.
global world models can be unterstood as "computer programs that simulate the world in very broad, comprehensive manner. Geographically, they encompass the entire world or at least a major portion of it. More importantly, they explicitly link together a number of components or aspects of our world such as economics, demographics, politics, and the environment. Because of these traits, integrated global models can be and are used as tools to help us understand processes whose effects cross national borders and whose study crosses disciplinary boundaries."
(pete brecke)