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JIMROMENESKO.COM Occupied London Flows of signs on a network Robert Marty First European Congress on Cognitive Science ECCS'95, Saint Malo 1995, April To think with accuracy about collective cognition it is necessary to define with precision the subject of this cognition. This latter is not a totality of separate individual subjects constituted by the unique common reference to an object or several objects of knowledge. The notion of network is not required only to constitute collective individual entities; it is also necessary to form the basis of the individual cognition on which collective cognition is based in its turn. For a rigorous approach to collective cognition, we believe that it is therefore necessary to take social networks into consideration on the one hand and the semiotic fact that is coextensive to each acquisition of knowledge on the other hand. 1 Networks, signs and cognition. 1.1 Networks. 1.2 Signs. It is now advisable to expose briefly and in a more precise manner the triadic conception of the sign that we will implement.

TED talks are lying to you The writer had a problem. Books he read and people he knew had been warning him that the nation and maybe mankind itself had wandered into a sort of creativity doldrums. Economic growth was slackening. And yet the troubled writer also knew that there had been, over these same years, fantastic growth in our creativity promoting sector. The literature on the subject was vast. It was to one of these last that our puzzled correspondent now decided to turn. Anecdote after heroic anecdote unfolded, many of them beginning with some variation on Lehrer’s very first phrase: “Procter and Gamble had a problem.” And that’s when it hit him: He had heard these things before. Had our correspondent developed the gift of foresight? These realizations took only a millisecond. Those who urge us to “think different,” in other words, almost never do so themselves. That was the ultimate lesson. And why was this worth noticing? Every element of Florida’s argument infuriated our future correspondent. No.

Red Pepper Ted Rall's Rallblog | Smart Politics in Pictures and Words NO BORDERS: Louisville’s Radical Lending Library 7 Secrets of the Super Organized A few years ago, my life was a mess. So was my house, my desk, my mind. Then I learned, one by one, a few habits that got me completely organized. Am I perfect? So what’s the secret? Are these obvious principles? If your life is a mess, like mine was, I don’t recommend trying to get organized all in one shot. So here are the 7 habits: Reduce before organizing. If you take your closet full of 100 things and throw out all but the 10 things you love and use, now you don’t need a fancy closet organizer. How to reduce: take everything out of a closet or drawer or other container (including your schedule), clean it out, and only put back those items you truly love and really use on a regular basis. Write it down now, always.

This transatlantic trade deal is a full-frontal assault on democracy | George Monbiot Remember that referendum about whether we should create a single market with the United States? You know, the one that asked whether corporations should have the power to strike down our laws? No, I don't either. The purpose of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is to remove the regulatory differences between the US and European nations. The mechanism through which this is achieved is known as investor-state dispute settlement. The Australian government, after massive debates in and out of parliament, decided that cigarettes should be sold in plain packets, marked only with shocking health warnings. During its financial crisis, and in response to public anger over rocketing charges, Argentina imposed a freeze on people's energy and water bills (does this sound familiar?). In Canada, the courts revoked two patents owned by the American drugs firm Eli Lilly, on the grounds that the company had not produced enough evidence that they had the beneficial effects it claimed.

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