I stumbled onto a website the other day discussing the swarm mathematics of fireflies. Most of it isn't really relevant here, except for the closing quote that I thought described Pine Ridge rather nicely.
"You float along, softly, in silence,
occasionally punctuating the darkness
with a small dot of bright light. By
yourself, there's not much to see.
But whenever you shine, you inspire
those close to you to shine too, a little bit
sooner than they otherwise would have.
And those close to you, in turn, inspire
those close to them.
And so on, and so on.
First, a few small groups start flashing
together. Then, a wave of light sweeps
across the swarm. Finally, you're all
dazzling together, a brilliant beacon, all
in harmony, in tandem – in synchrony.
What small-scale interaction will you
make today, little firefly?"
There's a great firefly simulation on the site too. Be sure to check the original site here http://ncase.me/fireflies/
By: Tony Tedball 2017/06/03
Categories: General Info