The FloTree is a playful representation of the evolutionary process acting over a continuous stream of living things. On a multi-touch table, the simulation represents change from generation to generation in a population of organisms. By placing hands or arms on the surface, people can add environmental barriers, thus interrupting the genetic flow between the separated populations. This results in sub-populations that accumulate genetic differences independently over time, sometimes leading to the formation of new species. People can morph the result of the simulation into a corresponding phylogenetic tree.
|(2012): FloTree: A Multi-touch Interactive Simulation of Evolutionary Processes. In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM international conference on Interactive tabletops and Surfaces (ITS'12), Page(s): 299-302, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2012, ISBN: 978-1-4503-1209-7.|