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Isaac Bowen
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Tremble

A visualization of the rise and dispersion of concepts.
View the live version at https://isaacbowen.github.io/tremble/.
  1. 1.
    All agents are vibrating -- trembling
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    An idea emerges, visualized as a ball rising from baseline and taking on a certain color
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    Its presence creates some probability that its neighbors will find the idea catching -- and if the idea catches, they take on the color, and rise
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    The more neighbors in the sway of a particular idea, the higher the chance that an agent will find itself caught up in the idea as well
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    At any moment, there's a chance that an agent will lose the idea, and return to its baseline state -- its original position and color
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    At any moment, there's a chance that the idea will suddenly be universally abandoned, vanishing immediately
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    I didn't code for this last part, but if an idea succeeds in sweeping the entire board, it becomes the new baseline -- it is locked in, and it is the new origin from which new concepts may (and will) arise
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