Maps of a Future War

Maps of a Future War is a series of generative maps that explore agent based narrative. The text blocks of the map's narrative agents is assembled algorithmically from an archive of statements that represent agent observations, beliefs, or actions across a range of narrative states. Using a framework of regions and signals, agents move autonomously, seeking desired conflict weights and replicating on border collision. The map shown here, Flight, tells the story of movement towards or away from regions of conflict. By shifting agent tendencies based on conflict weights and state coherences, Flight intends to model narrative as a kind of complex system, one that can evolve or adapt according to region and agent conditions.