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Human Stigmergy: Theoretical Developments and New Applications

Stay tuned for details about this project to be co-edited with Ted Lewis and released under Springer’s series Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics. Artificial intelligenceCognitionCognitive sciencecomplexityEpistemologyExtended MindPhilosophy of mindSocial SciencesSpontaneous orderStigmergy

Is Behavioral Economics Doomed?

Here is a skeptical take on the insights supposedly offered by the rise of behavioral economics as represented by Daniel Kahneman and others. Since I’m in the process of reviewing Kahneman it will be interesting to see if Levine’s take on behavioral economics jibes with my take on Kahneman in particular and behavioral economics in…

THE WEB-EXTENDED MIND

Well, this article was inevitable – first mentioned here). Francis Heylighen has been talking about this for a few years now as has myself in discussing Hayek, distributed cognition and co-evolved mind and sociality not to mention my ongoing interest in stigmergy which I argue is a species of EM. Abstract: This article explores the notion of…

Stigmergy 3.0: some more abstracts

Uncorrected in press Cognitive Stigmergy: A Study of Emergence in Small-Group Social Networks – Ted G. Lewis Emergence in Stigmergic and Complex Adaptive Systems: A Formal Discrete Event Systems Perspective – Saurabh Mittal Stigmergic self-organization and the improvisation of Ushahidi – Janet Marsden Artificial intelligenceCognitive sciencecomplexityEpistemologyExtended Mindsocial epistemologySocial SciencesSpontaneous orderStigmergy

Stigmergy 3.0: From Ants to Economies

Marge and my intro now available as an uncorrected proof. Stay tuned for the rest of the papers comprising this special issue. According to Andy Clark “[M]uch of what goes on in the complex world of humans, may thus, somewhat surprisingly, be understood in terms of so-called stigmergic algorithms” (Clark, 1996, p. 279; 1997, p. 186).…

The Spatial Market Process

My chum David Emanuel Andersson has just had this edited collection published. Here is an excerpt from his intro: In what is perhaps the best-known article in the history of the Austrian school, Friedrich Hayek (1945) asserts that market prices distill and thus reflect the unique local knowledge of a multitude of individuals, each of whom…

Agent-Based Computational Sociology

Check out this new book I’ve just come across – Wiley’s lists, across disciplines, is certainly looking very strong these days. Also check out two colleagues’ excellent Wiley offerings – Ted Lewis’ Network Science and of course Ken Aizawa’s and Fred Adams’ The Bounds of Cognition. Agent-based modelCognitionCognitive sciencecomplexityComputational SociologyExtended MindFred AdamsKen AizawaNetwork ScienceSimulationsocial epistemologySocial…

Stigmergy: Special Issue of Cognitive Systems Research

Here is the line-up for the forthcoming special issue of Cognitive Systems Research Marge Doyle and I have just edited. It’s been a long time coming because of the highly technical nature of some of the papers not to mention the various disciplines involved. ======================== Stigmergy 3.0: From Ants to Economies – Margery Doyle, Cognitive Research…