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The Mind-Expanding Ideas of Andy Clark

Twenty years on I guess this marks the moment when the hypothesis of extended cognition has well and truly become mainstream. This in The New Yorker.   Andy ClarkArtificial intelligenceCognitive sciencedistributed cognitiondistributed knowledgeExtended MindPhilosophy of mindsituated cognition

Stigmergy and Methodological individualism

We’ve been bloody well saying this for the past decade! Here and here and several other places besides. Good though to see The Review of Austrian Economics carry this paper — the late Don Lavoie (as did Hayek before him) was the first of the new generation of Austrians to explicitly grasp the concept of stigmergy, though admittedly,…

Extended Epistemology

We called for a dynamic externalist epistemology from a computational intelligence perspective and a social theory perspective a decade ago — Stigmergic epistemology, stigmergic cognition and have been banging on about this via Stigmergy 3.0: From ants to economies and more recently Human-Human Stigmergy.   complexitycomputational intelligencedistributed cognitiondistributed knowledgesituated cognitionSocial Sciencesstigmergic cognitionstigmergic epistemology

Understanding Cryptocurrencies with Stigmergy

This from Alexander Blum writing in the HuffPost. We already have markets, the republic of science (Polanyi), urban design (Jacobs) and much more besides, spontaneous orders that embody these worthy stygmergic [sic] virtues (quote below). Writing a decade or so ago, the downside then expressed was that there runs the risk of ‘‘a kind of…

Distributed Cognition and the Archaeology of Memory

The latest from the culture and cognition reading group at Macquarie University. Worth checking out one of the articles already cited along with one that wasn’t. Bill WimsattBryce HuebnerCognitive Archaeologycolin AllenCollective memorydistributed cognitionEmergenceEnskillmentjohn suttonLambros MalafourisMemorymethodologyMichael AndersonRadical EnactivismRichard HeersminkRob Rupert

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