Submitted, in revision

Lutz MJ*, Reid CR*, Lustri CJ, Kao AB, Garnier S, & Couzin ID. Individual error correction drives responsive self-assembly in army ant scaffolding structures.

Refereed journals


Kao AB, Berdahl A, Lutz MJ, Ioannou CC, Hartnett AT, Giam X, Couzin ID. Counteracting estimation bias and social influence to improve the wisdom of crowds. Interface: Journal of the Royal Society, 15(141): 20180130.


Lutz MJ. Balancing general principles with fine-scale interactions in understanding the emergence of movement-driven spatial patterns: Comment on “Phase separation driven by density-dependent movement: A novel mechanism for ecological patterns” by Quan-Xing Liu et al. Physics of Life Reviews, 19: 125-127.


Reid CR,* Lutz MJ,* Kao A, Powell S, Couzin ID, & Garnier S. Army ants dynamically adjust living bridges in response to a cost-benefit tradeoff. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(49): 15113-15118.


Garnier S, Murphy T, Lutz MJ, Hurme E, Leblanc S, Couzin ID. Stability and responsiveness in a self-organized living architecture. PLoS Computational Biology, 9(3).

Tunstrøm K, Katz Y, Ioannou CC, Huepe C, Lutz MJ, Couzin ID. Collective states, multistability and transitional behavior in schooling fish. PLoS Computational Biology, 9(2).

In prep

Lutz MJ, Powell S, Couzin ID. An agent-based model to simulate the formation and dynamics of self-assembled army ant structures.

Conference proceedings


Lutz MJ, Koltick N. A field guide to generating architectural species. 101st ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings, New Constellations, New Ecologies.

Other publications


Lutz MJ. A Natural History of the Universe. In exhibition catalog for Tomas Saraceno: How to Entangle the Universe in a Spider Web at MAMBA, Argentina.


Lutz MJ. Designing behavioral ecology. In Fresh Punches: Experimental architecture exhibition catalog. Hume N, Hume A, eds.




Those Who.  Pohflepp S, Nigretti A, Lutz MJ. in The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics, 2030–2100. Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow.

Those Who (v.2).  Pohflepp S, Nigretti A, Lutz MJ. AI Art Gallery, NeurIPS 2019 Workshop on Machine Learning for Creativity and Design.

Strange Flatmates.  Rehm, MC, Ishida Y, Lutz MJ. Finalist entry, “Huts and Habitats” installation competition and exhibition, 2019 Tallinn Architecture Biennale.