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Empowered by mediAm

Drawing upon developments in social epistemology, behavioral economics, social neuroscience, philosophy of mind, philosophy of social science, network science and computational intelligence, this is a practical instantiation of knowledge transmission, liberality and emergent order. Today 95% of all motion picture content is viewed on a small or personal screen and it is being increasingly programmed,…

The Global Brain

Here’s a paper by David Weinbaum that invokes stigmergy, my first mention of stigmergy and the global brain this year. Cognitive sciencecomplexitydistributed cognitiondistributed knowledgeExtended Mindglobal brainNetwork Sciencenetwork theoryPhilosophy of mindSpontaneous orderStigmergy

Jazz network

Here is a lovely and dynamic visualization of a Jazz network. Place your cursor anywhere and begin playing around (zoom in/out, drag, click). Maybe “Pops” should be designated the equivalent of an Erdős number. Linked Jazz’s new visualization tool developed by Matt Miller visualizes the social connections between jazz musicians. Various modes allow the user…

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…