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Heuristics in Organizations and Society

The Herbert Simon Society has another call for papers out. Some Simon studies luminaries listed participated in Minds, Models and Milieux: Commemorating the Centennial of the Birth of Herbert Simon. International Conference Heuristics in Organizations and Society Turin, 13rd – 14th December, 2018 Collegio Carlo Alberto CALL FOR PAPERS The Herbert Simon Society brings together cognitive scientists,…

Walker Percy, Philosopher (11)

Forthcoming: Walker Percy, Philosopher. “There Must Be a Place”: Walker Percy and the Philosophy of Place Patrick L. Connelly Patrick Connelly explores Walker Percy’s contribution to the philosophy of place by examining place-thinking in his fiction and nonfiction. Percy is first put in conversation with the contemporary philosopher of place Edward S. Casey. Both writers understand place as a source…

Stigmergy in a water environment

This is the first time I’ve come across discussion of stigmergy in a fluid (water) context. Check out this freely available paper here. Stigmergy is a biological phenomenon that has been adopted by robotics, referring to environmentally mediated communication where information about building actions is encoded in the partially built structure. For example, beavers build…