Abstract

By Artificial Democratic Life we mean the design and deployment of artificial (digital) infrastructures aimed at enhancing or improving social democratic life. Artificial Life, as a discipline and as a community, has much to contribute to the contemporary challenge of redesigning democracy in the network era, in understanding and designing democracy as a form of life: one that evolves into increasingly higher complexity and diversity while preserving homeostatic invariants and designing the infrastructures capable to resiliently enhance it. We identify some opportunities and specific challenges that can be faced using Alife simulation techniques and conceptual resources.

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