Jesse Gilbert exploring transdisciplinary arts and culture


dFusion was a collaboration with Aram Sinnreich and Arul Chib during their tenure as PhD students at USC’s Annenberg School of Communication, exploring the use of stochastic modeling software in communication research.  I built all of the code for dFusion, in dialogue with Sinnreich and Chib and guided by a shared inquiry into the effect of macro scale factors on access to information.


dFusion is an agent-based modeling program that aims to measure the effects of social and technological network conditions on “information equality,” which we define as the extent to which members of a society or social network can gain access to equivalent information at equivalent speeds.

dFusion was presented at several academic conferences, and produced an academic paper published in the International Journal of Communication in 2008.

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