Logicaland (see example screens) is an online visualization of global economic, political and social systems that can be regarded as a multi-player long-run strategic simulation game in which any Internet user can adjust the variables. The calculated average of all users’ adjustments determines the state of the simulation.
The simulation model is roughly based on the scientific global world model described in the mid-1970s by the Club of Rome. The global data can be viewed in an abstracted geographic world map in which each country is represented by a square. The surface areas of these squares are proportional to selected parameters such as geographical surface area, population, gross national product, per capita income, education, oil consumption (in which, for example, most African countries will disappear into tiny dots), and the like. According to its creators Logicaland “tries to engage people into strategies of raising human sensibility and responsibility within the global networked society.” (With thanks to Ben Schouten.)