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Transient States: Philadelphia, 2008

"In "Transient States," Tibbits uses abstract computer modeling to tackle a very concrete problem: defining national borders in a way that will minimize conflict. For this piece, Tibbits located optimal borders based on the physical location, population desires, and flux of the Hutu and Tutsi people of Rwanda. He found data on these three categories — where the peoples were located, what they valued, and how frequently they were born and died — across a 10-year period, and he plugged it into a computer model. If this model were manifested in the real world, boundaries would fluctuate based on tribe-movement patterns."

-From SEED Magazine's Revolutionary Minds.