Multi-Agent Participatory Simulations Between Experimental Economics and Role-Playing Games
In this paper, we present participatory experiments in economics and role-playing games from an agent-based simulations perspective. In particular, we try to compare these two traditions of participatory approaches to stress identities and differences. After having outlined the lessons of these traditions, we describe multi-agent participatory simulations as a new kind of participatory experiments combining agents and participation more closely, using as an example the methodology we developed to conduct experiments of this new kind.
Multi-agent participatory simulations are described as simulations where agents and players have similar roles and we propose to use assistant agents within these simulations for the purpose of participatory design of protocols or multi-agent systems.
KeywordsCellular Automaton Multiagent System Experimental Economic Participatory Design Participatory Experiment
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