The Hypergrid article @proximalzone posted mentioned an OpenSim called ScienceSim by Intel. It looks very interesting - not just an education sim but also also being used to model complex systems. An example that would translate well to the classroom is their Gaming for Water Use sim - players take roles of farmers and developers and have to share a reducing water supply. Do any of you know how to get a login for ScienceSim? Do any of you know who I should get in touch with to try out the water sim? I think it would be very relevant here in Texas.
#8150531 Jul 17, 2013 at 01:41 PM · Edited 9 years ago
You could try emailing one of the people at Intel Labs, although I don't know if they'll respond. (I've had mixed success with this in the past.) The two authors of their most recent papers on scalable worlds are Mic Bowman and Huaiyu Liu (their emails are of the format firstname.lastname@example.org).
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