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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…

Human stigmergy

Even though this special issue has been available for a while, since it is the March issue, it’s an opportune time to give it another plug. I’ll run some extracts from each paper over the coming weeks. complexityExtended MindExternalismhuman stigmergysituated cognitionsocial epistemologystigmergic cognitionStigmergy