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Human-Human Stigmergy

UNCORRECTED proofs now available here. Complex systemscomplexitydistributed cognitiondistributed knowledgeEmergenceExtended Mindhuman-human stigmergynetwork theorysocial cognitionSpontaneous orderstigmergicstigmergic cognitionstigmergic epistemologyStigmergy

Human-Human Stigmergy

Coming soon in Cognitive Systems Research 1. Francis Heylighen Stigmergy as a Universal Coordination Mechanism I: Definition and Components 2. Francesco Bolici, James Howison and Kevin Crowston Stigmergic Coordination in FLOSS Development Teams: Integrating Explicit and Implicit Mechanisms 3. Ted G. Lewis and Richard Begin Imitation and Novelty in Product Development 4. Rodrigo Nieto-Gomez Stigmergy at the…

EPISTEMOLOGY AND RADICALLY EXTENDED COGNITION

This posted under the FirstView section of EPISTEME. Glad to see the implications (or not) between EM and (social) epistemology are now being examined quite regularly — a connection I’ve been making for several years now. Next development — stigmergic epistemology, something my co-author and I have been working on for a while . . . Benjamin JarvisEPISTEMEExtended…

Engineering Human Stigmergy

A recent paper freely available in IJCCC. antscoordination problemdistributed cognitiondistributed knowledgehuman-human stigmergySpontaneous orderstigmergicstigmergic cognitionstigmergic epistemologyStigmergySwarm behavior

Social Epistemology

The SEP entry on social epistemology has been revised. Things have come along way since Chris, Alvin and I got EPISTEME going. What’s conspicuously missing is that aside from Hutchins, this revision hasn’t assimilated the “situated” cognition or social externalism (Hayek — dispersed, Simon — bounded, Oakeshott — traditional, Gallagher — extended) literature, which to be…

Embracing the Creativity of Stigmergy in Social Insects

One of the doyens of stigmergic computational intelligence. There is no master architect, nor even a supervisor in these colonies. Grassé has shown that the key information required to ensure the coordination of building actions performed by insects is provided by their previously achieved work: the architecture itself. Grassé coined the term ‘stigmergy’ from the Greek…