What happens when humans behave as if they were schooling fish or swarming insects or flocking birds? Engineering professor Naomi Ehrich Leonard and choreographer Susan Marshall conspired with a creative group of undergraduates to host live human flocking events on the Princeton campus.
For this Princeton Atelier project, undergraduate Willa Chen created a computer program that simulates collective behavior. The project was was highlighted by President Shirley M. Tilghman in a marquee speech she gave at the University of Michigan on the importance of the arts at a research university.
Video by Jeffrey Kuperman '12.