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CoCo: Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems Research Group
CoCo is a campus-wide interdisciplinary research group at Binghamton University, State University of New York, that studies the collective dynamics of various types of interacting agents as complex systems.
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Next CoCo seminar by Xinpei Ma on Wed Sep 24th: "Hierarchical Heterogeneous Particle Swarm Optimization"

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First CoCo seminar of Fall 2014: "Concept Learning, Case-Based Reasoning, and the Future of Empirical Game Theory" (Andreas Pape, Economics)

First CoCo seminar of Fall 2014: "Concept Learning, Case-Based Reasoning, and the Future of Empirical Game Theory" (Andreas Pape, Economics) | CoCo: Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems Research Group | Scoop.it
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Information Session on Agent Based Modeling, Complex Systems and the Graduate Certificate Program (by Prof. Andreas Pape)

Prof. Andreas Pape (Economics, Binghamton University) hosted an information session for graduate students interested in agent-based modeling, complex systems and…
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CoCo Seminar on Wed. May 7th: "Seeing with Feeling: Changes in Local Network Brain Dynamics During Emotional Learning"

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Robustness of Complex Networks to Global Perturbations

Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems Research Group Seminar Series April 23, 2014 Sam Heiserman (Systems Science, Binghamton University) "Robustness of Complex…
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Eli Levine's curator insight, April 24, 1:35 PM

We need a certain amount of unity and interconnectedness in order to function well as a species.  Anarchy is not a desirable state, anymore than is autocracy and authority.

 

However, this easily could be a useful tool for figuring out where the strong, highly interconnected nodes are (the ones that can bring down a whole system) such that we can work to either decentralize them and mitigate better against being struck by a critical failure in our current system.

 

Domestically, this means that the Federal, State, county and local governments humble themselves in attitude and demeanor relative to the other parts of the society who can act autonimously to the government, such that the power is spread out over a wider pool of people with fewer interconnected pieces.  At the same time, the government can provide the unifying fiber to bind all the parts together and, thus, make a stronger unit together than apart.

 

I think it's a combination of bottom-up centralization, rather than top-down command and control that will produce the better systems.  Imagine the fabric of space-time, or the underlying material to a mosaic.  They simply provide the general, base underlying principles and properties of the rest of the universe (society) that is built on top of them.  They, in turn, are obedient to the lower laws of physics, chemistry, biology and ecology that compose the natural laws of our universe.  Thus, we see a nesting effect, being between the universal society over the domestic society, the domestic society over the government, the government, over the ecology, psychology and biology and biology, psychology and ecology over the more base natural laws of physics and chemistry.

 

The dictatorship originates from the bottom up, not from the top down.  Dictatorships often are overthrown because they frequently run counter to the underlying natural laws of society, ecology and economics which bind their actions.  They make mistakes when they invent things that are really beyond their control and indifferent or counter to their preferences.  Society overthrows the government, and then struggles to establish a new base layer that it can lay comfortably on, owing to the dissonant and competing interests in a society that have different preferences.

 

The key to governmental success in a society, it seems, is being successful at uniting the dissonant parts of society under the a legitimate and acceptable authority, which then has to obey the natural laws and conditions in the universe in order to enable the society to realize its best results.

 

This is kind of a hodge podge view of things, admittedly (ask if you have any questions, please).

 

But it's likely a game changer for policy-makers and strategic defense calculations as far as we organize, resist dangers, mitigate threats and think about our governments' relationship to their societies and to each other.

 

Amazing!

 

Think about it. :)

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Collective Decision Making with an Emphasis on Leadership and Collective Intelligence

Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems Research Group Seminar Series April 2, 2014 Kristie McHugh (School of Management, Binghamton University) "Collective Decision…
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Next CoCo seminar on Wed March 19th by Daniel Ly (Psychology, Stanford University)

Next CoCo seminar on Wed March 19th by Daniel Ly (Psychology, Stanford University) | CoCo: Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems Research Group | Scoop.it
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http://coco.binghamton.edu/daniel-ly-flier.pdf

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Next CoCo seminar by Genki Ichinose on Wed March 5th: "Evolution of Fairness in the Not Quite Ultimatum Game"

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Next CoCo seminar by Dave Schaffer on Wednesday February 19th: "Exploring the Feasibility of a Diagnostic Test for Dementia Based on Patterns in Speech"

Next CoCo seminar by Dave Schaffer on Wednesday February 19th: "Exploring the Feasibility of a Diagnostic Test for Dementia Based on Patterns in Speech" | CoCo: Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems Research Group | Scoop.it
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Spring 2014 CoCo Seminar Series Schedule Now Available

Spring 2014 CoCo Seminar Series Schedule Now Available | CoCo: Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems Research Group | Scoop.it
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Next CoCo seminar on Thu Dec 5th: "Pattern Analysis of Cognitive Representations with fMRI Data" by Chun-An Chou

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[1311.3674] Evolutionary perspectives on collective decision making: Studying the implications of diversity and social network structure with agent-based simulations

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NetSci High Summer Workshop 2013

NetSciHigh Summer Workshop Boston, 2013 Edited by Sam Heiserman and Leah Ferentinos
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Concept Learning, Case-Based Reasoning, and the Future of Empirical Game Theory

Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems Research Group Seminar Series September 10, 2014 Andreas Pape (Economics, Binghamton University) "Concept Learning, Case-Based…
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Fall 2014 CoCo Seminar Schedule Now Available

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Computational Social Analysis: Social Unrest Prediction Using Textual Analysis of News

Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems Research Group Seminar Series (Extra CoCo Seminar) May 5, 2014 Ehsan Alikhani (Systems Science, Binghamton University) "Computational…
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Extra CoCo Seminar by Ehsan Alikhani on May 5th at 3pm: "Computational Social Analysis: Social Unrest Prediction Using Textual Analysis of News"

Extra CoCo Seminar by Ehsan Alikhani on May 5th at 3pm: "Computational Social Analysis: Social Unrest Prediction Using Textual Analysis of News" | CoCo: Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems Research Group | Scoop.it
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CoCo Seminar on this Wednesday: MS Thesis Defense by Sam Heiserman on Network Stability

CoCo Seminar on this Wednesday: MS Thesis Defense by Sam Heiserman on Network Stability | CoCo: Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems Research Group | Scoop.it
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Next CoCo seminar by Kristie McHugh on Wednesday April 2nd

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Evolution of Fairness in the Not Quite Ultimatum Game

Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems Research Group Seminar Series March 5, 2014 Genki Ichinose (CoCo Visiting Scholar; Anan National College of Technology,…
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Exploring the Feasibility of a Diagnostic Test for Dementia Based on Patterns in Speech

Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems Research Group Seminar Series February 19, 2014 J. David Schaffer (Bioengineering, Binghamton University) "Exploring the Feasibility…
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First Spring 2014 CoCo Seminar on Wed. Feb. 5th: "Seeing with Feeling" by Vladimir Miskovic

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Binghamton's Complex Systems graduate certificate program website has got a new design

Binghamton's Complex Systems graduate certificate program website has got a new design | CoCo: Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems Research Group | Scoop.it
Advanced Graduate Certificate Program in Complex Systems Science and Engineering, Binghamton University
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Listening to the World's Oceans: Searching for Marine Mammals by Detecting and Classifying Terabytes of Bioacoustic Data...

Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems Research Group Seminar Series November 20, 2013 Peter Dugan (Bioacoustics, Cornell University) "Listening to the World's…
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Next CoCo Seminar by Peter J. Dugan: "Listening to the World's Oceans"

Next CoCo Seminar by Peter J. Dugan: "Listening to the World's Oceans" | CoCo: Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems Research Group | Scoop.it
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