(Non) Status quo Attitudes with NetLogo

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Setup a Preferential Attachment Network using the NW extension

Generate and characterize different breeds of agents using the breed functionality

Specify agents-environment interactions through patch variable and diffuse function

Clock1.5 hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

Have you ever wondered what is behind different cultural traits and attitudes towards the status quo? Or more broadly, what influences the Zeitgeist of a society? Generally speaking, when it comes to changing (or not) the current spirit and state of affairs of a given society or community, some people show themselves as idealists, and they can even inspire others. At the same time, some other people are traditionalists, and some are just neutral about how things are. In this guided-project you will develop an agent-based model using NetLogo that tries to use these personas to touch and generate insights around theses questions. And while doing so, you will gain some hands-on knowledge on model building and debugging. Note: This project works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

StorytellingABMModelingcodingImagination

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Setup and PA Network

  2. To Go

  3. To Move & Energize

  4. To Respond

  5. Debugging

  6. Plot & Play

  7. Hope

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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