Patriotic Petri Poetry

Evie Godfrey2023 Longlist, Opening Up

A Petri net is a mathematical-graphical model representing complex stochastic processes, e.g. predator-prey population dynamics, which include behaviors such as breeding, predation and death. When it comes to Human populations, more complex interactions such as wrath and vengeance must also be taken into account. The Patriotic Petri Poetry (PPP) net simulates processes of reproduction, enlistment, fighting, death and revenge between two populations: Israel and Gaza, simulating the vicious cycle of bereavement that the conflict produces.

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