LCST

2230

Simulation and Cybernetics

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Simulation and Cybernetics

Spring 2018

Taught By: Francis Tseng

Section: A

CRN: 7852

Credits: 4

[Tracks C, M] This course will examine the usage of models, simulations, and games as ways of exploring, understanding, and critiquing various systems - ecological, social, economic, and/or political. Students will dissect and discuss classic models such as Schelling's Model of Segregation and Sugarscape, in addition to narrative applications, such as Vertu and Dwarf Fortress. Throughout the course students will learn various techniques for developing these models and will collectively design and implement a series of simple interactive simulations on topics of their choosing, such as voting, social media, and opinion flow and influence dynamics. Students should come with some prior programming experience, ideally with Python. An introductory Python course is offered in parallel for students without prior programming experience. Important note: Students must bring their own laptops to class.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:57am 6/25/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 11:55am - 1:35pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 261

Date Range: 1/23/2018 - 5/10/2018

Simulation and Cybernetics

Spring 2018

Taught By: Francis Tseng

Section: B

CRN: 7853

Credits: 4

[Tracks C, M] This course will examine the usage of models, simulations, and games as ways of exploring, understanding, and critiquing various systems - ecological, social, economic, and/or political. Students will dissect and discuss classic models such as Schelling's Model of Segregation and Sugarscape, in addition to narrative applications, such as Vertu and Dwarf Fortress. Throughout the course students will learn various techniques for developing these models and will collectively design and implement a series of simple interactive simulations on topics of their choosing, such as voting, social media, and opinion flow and influence dynamics. Students should come with some prior programming experience, ideally with Python. An introductory Python course is offered in parallel for students without prior programming experience. Important note: Students must bring their own laptops to class.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:57am 6/25/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 1:50pm - 3:30pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 262

Date Range: 1/23/2018 - 5/10/2018