Pierre-Paul Grassé

Embracing the Creativity of Stigmergy in Social Insects

One of the doyens of stigmergic computational intelligence. There is no master architect, nor even a supervisor in these colonies. Grassé has shown that the key information required to ensure the…

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Swarm and Fuzzy

Stigmergy gets a bit of a mention in Newsweek. Swarms often work by “stigmergy,” a term coined by French biologist Pierre-Paul Grassé in 1959 to describe termite behavior. He defined…

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Stigmergic dimensions of online creative interaction

Extracts from Jimmy’s paper: The web has experienced a recent proliferation of design expert communities in domains from software engineering (e.g. Sourceforge and Github) to art (DeviantArt and others). These…

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Stigmergy in human practice: Coordination in construction work

Some excerpts from Lars’ paper. When the concept of stigmergy was first introduced in 1959 by the French entomologist Pierre-Paul Grassé (1959), an important step towards understanding the coordination of…

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A Brief History of Stigmergy

Someone has posted Guy Theraulaz’ and Eric Bonabeau’s classic paper from Artificial Life.

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Stigmergy in Web 2.0

Here’s a recent paper.

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Stigmergic Dimensions of Online Creative Interaction

Uncorrected proof of final contribution to Stigmergy 3.0 line-up.

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