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Web Stigmergy

Stigmergy yet again – well, there is no escaping it. While I wouldn’t call stigmergy a new paradigm (that’s too pompous – in any event, paradigms only have shape in a historical sense), stigmergy is one of the most fruitful mechanisms around that speaks to distributed cognition. Check out this paper nicely titled “Standing on the…

All about me: Disclosure in online social networking profiles: The case of FACEBOOK

With today’s release of the film The Social Network some might be interested in a recent academic study published in Computers in Human Behavior.

A Dialogue on Consciousness/Amazon’s Recommendation Algorithm

Thanks to Amazon’s Recommendation Algorithm I chanced upon this book. I haven’t read it yet but it promises that it would provide a light (though hardly condescending) interlude between other drier and more technical works and the more stilted fictional attempts on which to hang the issues. And any work that makes philosophical approaches to…