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Stigmergy: Cooperation without direct communication

A collaborative environment for assisted 3d reconstruction of cuneiform tablets

We’re presenting conducting very exciting experiments at the Digital Humanities Hub. A grant supported by The Leverhulme Trust aims to understand how cooperation works in reconstructing 5,000 years old text (Cuneiform fragments) from the Babylonian and Sumerian era. This project aims to improve the worldwide collaborative workflow that allows cuneiform experts and enthusiasts to work on the reconstruction of 3D Cuneiform tablets via an interactive 3D interface. By understanding how people work cooperatively at 3D puzzles using the concept of Stigmergy – “Cooperation without Direction Communication” (part of Complex Systems Science Theory), we will be able to build better interfaces for facilitating cooperative behaviour.

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A collaborative environment for assisted 3d reconstruction of cuneiform tablets