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Their Strong Melodious Songs (Boid for Walt Whitman)
Digital Video (Collage)
4min 48sec

Flocking behavior was first simulated on a computer in 1987 by Craig Reynolds with his simulation program, Boids. This program simulates simple agents (boids) that are allowed to move according to a set of basic rules. Walt Whitman's major work, Leaves of Grass, was first published in 1855 with his own money. As an American epic, it deviated from the historic use of an elevated hero and instead assumed the identity of the common people.