Distributive Justice – Nuclear

featured image

Distributive justice (the allocation of societal benefits and burdens) is an important concept in philosophy and the social sciences. There are many possible principles of distribution (six are considered here); the challenge is to determine which principle is most fair. An important approach to settling this question was proposed by John Rawls in his influential book, A Theory of Justice. To facilitate student learning about distributive justice and Rawls’ ideas, the game creates a simulation of decision-making in what Rawls calls the original position behind a veil of ignorance. Students become a commission, represented by avatars, to determine how best to use $100 million to compensate individuals and a community that has suffered damage as a result of having a plutonium trigger plant located nearby.

Distributive Justice – Education

A virtual instructor guides students through the classroom exercise

Distributive justice (the allocation of societal benefits and burdens) is an important concept in philosophy and the social sciences. There are many possible principles of distribution (seven are considered here); the challenge is to determine which principle is most fair. An important approach to settling this question was proposed by John Rawls in his influential book, A Theory of Justice. To facilitate student learning about distributive justice and Rawls’ ideas, the game creates a simulation of decision-making in what Rawls calls the original position behind a veil of ignorance. Students, represented by avatars, debate possible principles of justice and choose one to determine which 20% of the group will be selected to attend college.

German Culture Simulator

Satellite image of the Earth with the title "Cultural Immersion" and a login button superimposed.

For university students, traveling abroad through study or other programs provides the most immersive experience within a culture, but students may lack sufficient funds or the supplementary time in their studies to pursue this invaluable opportunity.

CIVS Stands Out at AISTech 2015

A dinner banquet setting at the conference showing a panel on stage with an award on the screen.

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation is representing and recruiting members for the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium at AISTech 2015.

Steel Consortium will be showcased at AISTech 2015 in CIVS Booth #1346

CIVS hosts a booth at AISTech 2014

The Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) will host a booth at the AISTech 2015 conference at the Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio from May 4th – 6th. This international conference is expected to draw more than 8,000 people along with over 500 exhibiting companies.