This is the network server for the computer assisted participatory modeling project at El Colegio de La Frontera Sur (ECOSUR) in San Cristobal de Las Casas, funded by CONACYT. We are active participants in the MESMIS project, located in Morelia and hope that the ideas, values and processes of that project will be held well in mind while thinking about our contributions here.
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Currently, we host two games, GENTE (PEOPLE) and SIERRA SPRINGS (MANANTIALES), with our rules engine based platform.
We host a JENKINS instance for executing our continuous integration (CI) builds. If you discover a bug, please mention it on our github page for issue tracking: https://github.com/ecosur-sistemas-complejos/MultiGame/issues.
On this server, we have placed computer games developed through our ongoing research in the Tablon watershed in the La Sepultura Reserve of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, a UNESCO world heritage site. Our current computer games implement board games participatively created by researchers and stakeholders in that location. These games have been adapted and/or extended for online play. Our research and development of role playing games and participatory models follow the COMMOD process, with our results being based primarily on the gaming aspects of participatory modeling but also making use of multi-agent modeling for experimentation and artificial intelligence.We are members of the COMMOD network and the sustainability aspects of our work are embedded in the inter-institutional MESMIS program.
We have also placed our relevent papers for this project, on this server. Our PDFs are available for viewing at chiapasgames.org/papers.
- Dr. Luis Garcia Barrios, team lead, researcher and game designer; Senior Researcher at ECOSUR, San Cristobal de Las Casas (SCLC) and founding team member at MESMIS. Does multidisciplinary research in a number of fields, interconnecting Complex Socio-Environmental Systems, Agent based models, Role Playing games, Agroecology, Agrobiodiversity and Rural Development.
- Andrew Waterman, M.A., game designer, architect and software developer; Technical Research Assistant in the department of Agroecology at ECOSUR SCLC.
- Max Pimm, B.Sc., game designer and software developer; early MESMIS contributor and freelance programmer in Barcelona.
- Dr. Raul Garcia Barrios, researcher and game designer; Economist at Centro de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias a Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (CRIM-UNAM).
- Dr. Claudia Brunel, socio-economist and game designer; a post-doctorate fellow at ECOSUR, SCLC (2008-2010).
- Juana Cruz, M.S., research professor at Universidad Autonoma Chapingo. Teacher of "Planeacion y evaluacion del desarrollo rural", a Masters level course in Rural and Regional development. Juana's research themes focus on work that strengthens local capacities for natural resource management in protected areas.