LOGLINE: A motley crew of religion scholars and computer engineers join forces to combat religious terrorism and the refugee crisis through cutting edge technology. This is the story of their research on the interconnections of religion, migration and terrorism--and how computer modeling and simulation might help to inspire policy solutions to these pressing global issues.
All videos and animations on this page represent the documentary series as a work-in-progress by filmmaker Jenn Lindsay.
SIMULATING RELIGION is a 10-episode documentary miniseries about the 2015-2018 unfolding of the Simulating Religion Project, an ambitious attempt to connect the sciences of computer modeling and simulation with the scientific study of religion. The Simulating Religion Project is based at the Center for Mind and Culture in Boston Massachusetts, in concert with the Virginia Modeling Simulation and Analysis Center (VMASC in Norfolk Virginia), the University of Agder (Kristiansand, Norway), and UNESCO World Heritage site Çatalhöyük in Anatolia, Turkey.
Modeling Religion Project: ibcsr.org/index.php/institute-research-portals/mrp
Modeling Religion in Norway: uia.no/en/forskning/humaniora-og-pedagogikk/modeling-religion-in-norway-modrn