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Emergent by design. "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete" Games Thursday : Filler (Puzzle Game) Filler is a fun little strategy game for those short two to three minute breaks.
Developed by Alexander Vikulin back in 1995 for both Windows 3.1 and Windows 95, Filler places two players (human or AI) on different ends (configurable) of a playing area of 1377 hexagons coloured in up to nine different colours (default is 9 colours but the number of colours can be set from 5 to 9). Each player takes turns to select a colour from the colours on the top bar which will then add any adjacent hexagons of that colour to your territory as well as change all hexagons in your territory to the selected colour. Learn from your customers for usable Web apps. Imagine the following scenario: You go shopping to buy a loaf of bread.
The shops look gorgeous, decked out in vivid colors and stunning artwork. Trouble is, you can't always tell from the window displays what sort of products are on sale inside. Visual Understanding Environment. TO UNDERSTAND IS TO PERCEIVE PATTERNS. Facebook vs. Google : future of the Web. FORTUNE -- Paul Adams is one of Silicon Valley's most wanted.
He's an intellectually minded product designer with square-framed glasses, a thick Irish accent, and a cult following of passionate techies. As one of Google's lead social researchers, he helped dream up the big idea behind the company's new social network, Google+: those flexible circles that let you group friends easily under monikers like "real friends" or "college buddies. " He never got to help bring his concept to consumers, though.
In a master talent grab last December, Facebook lured him 10 miles east to Palo Alto to help design social advertisements. On his blog, Adams explained, "Google values technology, not social science. " The “Unhyped” New Areas in Internet and Mobile. Editor’s note: Legendary investor Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures.
You can follow him on Twitter at @vkhosla. All Khosla Ventures investments, as well as ventures related to Vinod Khosla, are italicized. Artificial General Intelligence in Second Life Virtual worlds are the golden path to achieving Artificial General Intelligence and positive Singularity, Dr Ben Goertzel’s, CEO of Novamente LLC and author of “The Hidden Pattern: A Patternist Philosophy of Mind” explained in his presentation “Artificial General Intelligence in Virtual Worlds” given at the Singularity Summit 2007 earlier this month.
According to Goertzel, Singularity is no longer a far future idea. About a year ago Goertzel gave a talk “Ten Years to a Positive Singularity — If We Really, Really Try.” The slide that opens this post was in Goerzel’s presentation. It depicts an Archailect, Archai from the Orion’s Arm science-fiction world — a mega scale brain, “sophont or sophont cluster that has grown so vast as to become a god-like entity.”
Quantifying Collective Attention from Tweet Stream. Corrections 17 May 2013: Sasahara K, Hirata Y, Toyoda M, Kitsuregawa M, Aihara K (2013)Correction: Quantifying Collective Attention from Tweet Stream.PLoS ONE 8(5):10.1371/annotation/25b6b59d-c3d4-4f9a-b14c-d8d6c389bda8. doi: 10.1371/annotation/25b6b59d-c3d4-4f9a-b14c-d8d6c389bda8 | View correction Online social media are increasingly facilitating our social interactions, thereby making available a massive “digital fossil” of human behavior.
Homepage. The Making-of Innovation » Towards Human-Centered Design. The consequence of taking customer orientation serious is to integrate them right at the heart of value creation – in new product design and development.
The transitions in innovation management during the last years allow us exactly to that in a more resolute way. By democratizing knowledge and information the social media revolution strongly supported the dissemination of concepts such as open innovation and co-creation and at the same time transformed people from content consumers into content producers and even co-designers.
The consequence is a change in the prevailing role models of creating new products. The ability of interdisciplinary collaboration inside and outside the firm is more essential than ever before. THE CHANGING ROLE OF PRODUCT DESIGN FOR INNOVATION Industrial design is an applied science whereby the aesthetics and usability of mass-produced products are improved for marketability and production.
FuturICT FET Flagship. With our knowledge of the universe, we have sent men to the moon.
We know microscopic details of objects around us and within us. And yet we know relatively little about how our society works and how it reacts to changes brought upon it. Y Worlds : Portal Y Worlds : Portal » Nurture. Equality. Truth. Systems. Y Worlds Models by Y Worlds on Prezi. Serious Games. Motivation. Motivation has been shown to have roots in physiological, behavioral, cognitive, and social areas.
Motivation may be rooted in a basic impulse to optimize well-being, minimize physical pain and maximize pleasure. It can also originate from specific physical needs such as eating, sleeping or resting, and sex. Motivation is an inner drive to behave or act in a certain manner. These inner conditions such as wishes, desires and goals, activate to move in a particular direction in behavior. Types of theories and models RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us. How to Improve It? Ask Those Who Use It. P2PBusinessVisualization1.jpg (Image JPEG, 2448x1584 pixels) - Redimensionnée (50%) Noah Feldman says politics and religion are technologies. Le Web comme système complexe: une auto-organisation contrôlable ? « Approches Interdisciplinaires du Web. Vision poétique de la sphère sémantique.
Web-evolution.pdf. Is Twitter a Complex Adaptive System. I’ve seen a bunch of posts bubble up over the past few days that are really sparking my curiousity about what is really going on with Twitter, so I need to do a little brain dump.
Bear with me. Insight #1 An article by Rosabeth Moss Kanter was just published today on the Harvard Business Review website, titled On Twitter and in the Workplace, It’s Power to the Connectors. Alok subbarao: The Internet Analyzed as a Complex Adaptive System. This is an essay I recently wrote for a class on Fractals, Chaos, and Complex Systems. All comments/criticism are appreciated. The Internet Analyzed as a Complex Adaptive System The Complex Adaptive System of individuals and computers known as the Internet has fundamentally and irreversibly changed our world, through new methods of communication and interaction which have never existed before in human history. Originally limited to military and academic use on transistor-based computers, the platform of the Internet expanded to personal computing desktops in the 90s, and then to laptops, tablet computers, cell phones, and other multimedia devices in the early 2000s (Leiner, et al. 1997) Currently, over 75% of people in America and 25% of people worldwide have regular access to the internet (Internet World Stats, 2010).
Ethnographic Approaches to Digital Media - Annual Review of Anthropology, 39(1):487.
Jonah Berger - The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Research Interests: diffusion, identity, consumer decision making, product adoption and abandonment, social contagion, social influence, viral marketing, word of mouth Links: CV, Personal Website Author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Contagious: Why Things Catch On. jonahberger.com What makes ideas viral and products spread contagiously? Free exchange: Net benefits. What do Meta Networks Need? « 100 Trillion Connections. (Continued from Basic Case for Meta Networks and Global Transformation) Meta Networks are: Decentralized networks of people, organizations and networks,Bound together by shared goals, values, and experiences. Meta networks are crucial for fixing global problems before they overwhelm us.
Meta networks need passionate, committed, and talented people, plus ideas, funding, and other resources.
Tech_of_cooperation_map.jpg (Image JPEG, 1944x792 pixels) SR-897 tech of cooperation 1_25.indd - SR-897_Techs_of_Coop.pdf. Collective Intelligence: The Need for Synthesis. To upgrade our thinking patterns is a beginning step to an upgrade in human consciousness, and is necessary if we are to succeed in adapting to our rapidly and inevitably changing world. In other words, if we don’t enact a change, or learn to adapt to the incoming energies of change and transformation, our presence is likely to be no longer required, or needed. It is a sobering thought. The human species has entered a period of profound, fundamental, and unprecedented change. It needs to acquire new skills in order to co-exist with an environment that is itself undergoing profound change within the larger fabric of living systems - planetary, solar, and galactic.
Google Consciousness. In Natural Networks, Strength in Loops. Examine the delicate branching patterns on a leaf or a dragonfly’s wing and you’ll see a complex network of nested loops. This pattern can be found scattered throughout nature and structural engineering: in the brain’s cerebral vasculature, arrays of fungi living underground, the convoluted shape of a foraging slime mold and the metal bracings of the Eiffel Tower.
The Eiffel Tower incorporates many nested loops, designed to distribute strain over the structure. Loop architectures, like redundant computer networks or electrical grids, make structures resistant to damage. As Marcelo Magnasco, a physicist at Rockefeller University, points out, the Eiffel Tower is a clear example of loop construction, designed to maximize the distribution of strain across its recursive frame. But for all the natural examples of loop design, surprisingly little is known about why the networks in leaves and the cortical blood vessels are organized in this way. Sentiment in New York City: A High Resolution Spatial and Temporal View.
The interspecies internet. Five frameworks to build strategies for the future of media. Fuzzzy blog. Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement. Txiktxak.artblog.fr. Rethinking Social Networking. 50 ways 2 build Peace. Social and political movements related to the P2P (participatory), open (open access to knowledge), and ‘commons’ paradigms.