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What Do Ants Know That We Don’t?

This from Wired. During the 130 million years or so that ants have been around, evolution has tuned ant colony algorithms to deal with the variability and constraints set by specific environments. Ant colonies use dynamic networks of brief interactions to adjust to changing conditions. No individual ant knows what’s going on. Each ant just…

Stigmergy in the Human Domain

Just published!  Cognitive Systems Research Vol. 21, March Stigmergic dimensions of online creative interaction Jimmy Secretan Stigmergy in human practice: Coordination in construction work Lars Rune Christensen Stigmergic self-organization and the improvisation of Ushahidi Janet Marsden Emergence in stigmergic and complex adaptive systems: A formal discrete event systems perspective Saurabh Mittal Cognitive stigmergy: A study…

Stigmergy 3.0

Any day now, the papers comprising volume 21, a special issue on stigmergy, should become available. In the meantime check out the papers in their “in press” status. Stigmergic dimensions of online creative interaction Jimmy Secretan Stigmergy in human practice: Coordination in construction work Lars Rune Christensen Stigmergic self-organization and the improvisation of Ushahidi Janet…