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Ted Lewis: Engineering Hall of Fame

I’m chuffed to learn of my collaborator Ted Lewis’ recognition — see here. Very much taken by his superb Network Science: Theory and Applications I made contact. Our shared interest in stigmergy found voice in a couple of joint projects: Human-Human Stigmergy and Stigmergy in the Human Domain. I was privileged to read a draft…

Stigmergic behaviour and nodal places in residential areas: Case of post-socialist city Kharkiv in Ukraine

Here’s a recent paper citing Francis Heylighen who featured heavily in Ted and my Special Issue of Cognitive Systems Research – Human-Human Stigmergy. Chris and I, though, did mention in passing urban sprawl as a prominent instance of stigmergy twelve years ago. stigmergy opens broader possibilities for analysis of the development of the city, its networks and…

Imitation and Novelty in Product Development

Here’s an extract from the third article by Ted Lewis and Richard Bergin from this special Human-Human Stigmergy issue. A human stigmergy framework for product development Many investigators over the past century have attempted to quantify human innovation as a property of social organizations such as corporations as well as individual entrepreneurs. Andergassen et al. argue that innovation appears…

Who is Big in Computing?

A collaborator, the very excellent Ted Lewis, looks at this question via network theory. More than 70 years into computing, Moore’s Law keeps on doubling performance of the basic engine of the post-industrial information age. Looking back at this incredible progress makes me wonder, “Who has had the biggest influence on computing since electronic digital…