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Stigmergic epistemology, stigmergic cognition

Cognitive Systems Research Volume 9, Issues 1–2, March 2008, Pages 136-149. As improbable as this might sound there is a bit of Hayek, Oakeshott and Marx in here. complexitydispersed knowledgedistributed cognitionParticle Swarmstigmergic cognitionstigmergic epistemologyStigmergy

Stigmergy-based modeling to discover urban activity patterns from positioning data

New working paper freely available for download here. In this paper, we present an innovative approach based on stigmergy that aims to handle both complexity and dimensionality of these data, providing an analysis of urban crowds dynamics by exploiting taxi GPS data. complexitydispersed knowledgedistributed cognitionhuman-human stigmergysituated cognitionstigmergicstigmergic cognitionstigmergic epistemologyStigmergy

Profile of David F. Hardwick

Here’s a profile of my incredibly accomplished colleague, collaborator, dear friend and accomplice in silliness. Dave’s wiki entry. David Hardwickdispersed knowledgedistributed cognitionHayekliberalitymedical scienceopen systemsSpontaneous order

Foundations of Austrian Economics

H/T to Steve Horwitz who has provided the introduction to FEE’s newly released ebook of Kirzner lectures/essays from various FEE events and publications. For Kirzner and the Austrians, however, the assumption of perfect knowledge heads economists off on a trail that is an intellectual dead-end. The real world of the market is one in which knowledge…


Gray assesses Hayek’s life and work. For those interested in the Encounter piece “My Cousin, Ludwig Wittgenstein” here it is. Equally, and perhaps also happily, Thatcher had no understanding of Hayek’s ideas. Austrian EconomicsConservatismdispersed knowledgedistributed knowledgeFree marketFriedrich Hayekjohn graykeynesLiberalismLibertyLudwig WittgensteinMargaret Thatchersocialism