Monday, May 31, 2010

Flocking explorations 03

Flock, Pronunciation: \ˈfläk\; Function: noun; Etymology: Middle English, from Old English flocc crowd, band; akin to Old Norse flokkr crowd, band; Date: 13th century
1 : a group of animals (as birds or sheep) assembled or herded together
2 : a group under the guidance of a leader; especially : a church congregation
3 : a large number

Craig Reynolds, Boids (Flocks, Herds, and Schools: A Distributed Behavioral Model), ( the original SIGGRAPH 1987 paper)

Neil Leach, ‘Swarm Urbanism’, in Neil Leach (ed.), Digital Cities, London: Wiley, 2009, pp. 56-63.