View Full Version : NY Times on the fundementals of flocking in people and animals

12-16-2012, 12:03 PM
Nice brief article in the NY Times about flocking and how people walk in crowds vs animals.


Mormon crickets and locusts seem to cooperate marvelously, moving in the same direction in march-step in caravans miles long. But they are not just cooperative; they are also cannibalistic. Coordinated swarm movement can also be generated, it turns out, if you are trying to eat the animal in front of you while avoiding being eaten by the animal behind you.

Perhaps Lightwave needs a "cannibalize" button to really tweak some of the flocking features :)