[DEMO] - Schroedinger's Kitten

Nov 21, 2012

In 1935, the concept of Schrodinger's Cat was devised, essentially to display one of the complexities of Quantum Physics, i.e. that an object could potentially be in two states, (alive and dead) at any one moment in time.

You can find out more about this on Wikipedia, (or in fact "The Big Bang Theory")

However...the lesser known fact is that 3 years earlier, Edwin Schrodinger, in 1932 started his first experiments with the concepts of duality and random decisions using Storyline (early beta....), a few states, the "Flowers De Rycke Javascript Randomness Model", some States, Conditions and Variables, and his own somewhat unlucky pet kitten - Bob.

Are you willing to play with Bob's fate?


24 Replies
Nancy Woinoski

Bruce Graham said:


var player = GetPlayer();
var nmr = Math.floor(Math.random() * 11);


I wonder if you could do something like this using the randomize answer option in a free format quiz. I have not thought this through yet but if you could use the built in randomizer it could save you some programming.

Bruce Graham

Alexandros Anoyatis said:

Bruce, I'll try to recreate that without making use of Javascript. Is that ok with you?

Of course - be my guest...

My original idea was to have a box with a sliding door that revealed Bob's condition after pressing the button, but I ran out of time to think about it....


Alexandros Anoyatis

Well, that's the best I could come up with in 3-4 minutes.Based on Sasha Scott's little hack on your other post, done a little differently...

The HTML5 abnormality still stands at the moment.

I'll try to use a when variable changes trigger to make the switch between the two values instantaneous, but right now that's the best I could come up with.

Charles Zoffuto

I took Nancy's idea and used the Pick One Question type under Free Form. I turned on "Shuffle Answers" and put one of the answers off of the slide. The "Try Again" button restarts the course. This was done in an airport waiting on my flight to Spokane so please forgive the crudeness of it.


Bruce Graham

Charles - that's great!

Could you please post the .story as I have not got my head around that method yet?



PS - I love kittens, (except perhaps Bobby, my black and white sack of feline evil, who just stuck her head into a nice bowl of millk-laden breakfast that I was eagerly anticipating...)