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TechniCity: The most fascinating technologies shaping cities | Planetizen

TechniCity: The most fascinating technologies shaping cities | Planetizen | Complex Management | Scoop.it

The first free online planning course, TechniCity, will be offered as part of The Ohio State University’s new Coursera offerings. Coursera offers a platform to teach thousands of students across the globe.


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Hoping that future cities become more " concious and resilient"!

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A History of Violence: Steven Pinker

Contrary to the popular impression view that we are living in extraordinarily violent times, rates of violence at all scales have been in decline over the co...

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Neil Gaiman on How Stories Last

Neil Gaiman on How Stories Last | Complex Management | Scoop.it
“Stories … are genuinely symbiotic organisms that we live with, that allow human beings to advance.”
Stories have shapes, as Vonnegut believed, and they in turn give shape to our lives.

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Good article. It is possible to have management actions delivered to last?

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, June 16, 5:50 PM

Every librarian needs to read this blog post - it is the soul-searing affirmation of why we do what we do. Because there is no nobler profession than that of the person who makes sure everyone has access to stories...

Tina Jameson's curator insight, June 16, 9:50 PM

'Must read' article on the underestimated power of story to transcend and transform lives. (Includes 'soundcloud' of Neil Gaiman's lecture, with  transcript highlights).

Anita Vance's curator insight, June 19, 8:41 AM

Brilliant!

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Wireless earbuds let wearers EQ the world from their smartphone

Wireless earbuds let wearers EQ the world from their smartphone | Complex Management | Scoop.it
Here Active Listening is comprised of two wireless ear buds and an app, which enable users to customize their real-world audio experience.
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Now we can filter surrounding noise....

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Olivier Ezratty | Opinions Libres : "Comment éviter de se faire Uberiser

Olivier Ezratty | Opinions Libres : "Comment éviter de se faire Uberiser | Complex Management | Scoop.it

Olivier Ezrattty 08/02/15 : "En à peine deux décennies, le numérique a transformé tout un tas d’industries, parfois violemment. Il a entrainé de nombreuses migrations de valeur, souvent au profit de grandes sociétés américaines avec en tête les fameux GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon). La plupart de ces migrations de valeur sont liées à des mécanismes d’intermédiation et à Internet, comme avec Amazon dans le commerce, Google dans la publicité, Netflix dans la vidéo et plus récemment Uber face aux taxis. On utilise maintenant le barbarisme de l’Uberisation pour décrire une migration de valeur liée à l’intermédiation de services...

 

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> Partie 2 : http://bit.ly/1Codl7V
> Partie 3 : http://bit.ly/1uZJnXR

 


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....sua empresa corre o risco de ser Uberizada?

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That's it, we can never trust bankers again

That's it, we can never trust bankers again | Complex Management | Scoop.it
It was another scandalous year for banking. Enough is enough.
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Quote from the content: In banking, “innovation” has become a byword for dangerous, destructive complexity.

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Complex Operational Decision Making in Networked Systems of Humans and Machines: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Complex Operational Decision Making in Networked Systems of Humans and Machines: A Multidisciplinary Approach | Complex Management | Scoop.it
Over the last two decades, computers have become omnipresent in daily life. Their increased power and accessibility have enabled the accumulation, organization, and analysis of massive amounts of data. These data, in turn, have been transformed into practical knowledge that can be applied to simple and complex decision making alike. In many of today's activities, decision making is no longer an exclusively human endeavor. In both virtual and real ways, technology has vastly extended people's range of movement, speed and access to massive amounts of data. Consequently, the scope of complex decisions that human beings are capable of making has greatly expanded. At the same time, some of these technologies have also complicated the decision making process. The potential for changes to complex decision making is particularly significant now, as advances in software, memory storage and access to large amounts of multimodal data have dramatically increased. Increasingly, our decision making process integrates input from human judgment, computing results and assistance, and networks. Human beings do not have the ability to analyze the vast quantities of computer-generated or -mediated data that are now available. How might humans and computers team up to turn data into reliable (and when necessary, speedy) decisions? Complex Operational Decision Making in Networked Systems of Humans and Machines explores the possibilities for better decision making through collaboration between humans and computers. This study is situated around the essence of decision making; the vast amounts of data that have become available as the basis for complex decision making; and the nature of collaboration that is possible between humans and machines in the process of making complex decisions. This report discusses the research goals and relevant milestones in several enabling subfields as they relate to enhanced human-machine collaboration for complex decision making; the relevant impediments and systems-integration challenges that are preventing technological breakthroughs in these subfields; and a sense of the research that is occurring in university, government and industrial labs outside of the United States, and the implications of this research for U.S. policy. The development of human-machine collaboration for complex decision making is still in its infancy relative to where cross-disciplinary research could take it over the next generation. Complex Operational Decision Making explores challenges to progress, impediments to achieving technological breakthroughs, opportunities, and key research goals.
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what decision making has in common with divinatory arts?

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Air launch, big and small | The Space Review

Air launch, big and small | The Space Review | Complex Management | Scoop.it

While the concept of air launch seems compelling, such systems have failed to have much effect on the overall launch market. Jeff Foust reports on two different air launch ventures, one by DARPA and one funded by Paul Allen, attacking the air launch idea from two very different directions.


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Much less complex to manage?

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Against the Smart City

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Post by Michael Batty

Absolutely the best thing to read on the corporate hype and innuendos from the big computer companies pedalling the idea of ‘the smart city’. Adam Greenfield’s new book – that you can only get on Kindle and which was my first Kindle purchase that I read on my iPad (a success I must say) – is a wonderful and eloquent essay on the extreme hype surrounding the top down new town-like smart cities of Songdo (in South Korea), Masdar (in the UAE), PlanIT Valley (near Paredes in Portugal). He also comments on Singapore, Rio de Janeiro and some of the other established cities who are injecting automation into their urban services and other functions from the top down. His message is that most of the smart cities hype associated with IBM, Cisco, and Siemens amongst others which he recounts in detail is based on the most simplistic of notions as to what a city actually is. 

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Smart.....Intelligent.....Complex?

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David Week's curator insight, July 14, 2014 3:30 PM

At last someone said it: the "Smart City" is hype.


In fact, whenever you hear the word "smart" associated with regulations ("Smart Code"), policy ("Smart Growth") or technology ("Smart Phones", "Smart Cities") it's hype. Inanimate objects aren't smart. So the most that this can mean is that the regulation, policy or software writers are really smart.


And you have to ask how smart someone can be if they go around touting themselves as smart. Because for me, someone saying they're really smart makes them sound really dumb.

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Jill Lepore: What the Theory of “Disruptive Innovation” Gets Wrong

Jill Lepore: What the Theory of “Disruptive Innovation” Gets Wrong | Complex Management | Scoop.it
Clayton Christensen’s theory of “disruptive innovation” is founded on anxiety, fear, and shaky evidence.
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tired of Innovation? 

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FrenchWeb : "Paradigme, transactionnel | Le Bitcoin, bien plus qu'une « monnaie »

FrenchWeb : "Paradigme, transactionnel | Le Bitcoin, bien plus qu'une « monnaie » | Complex Management | Scoop.it

Adeline. Raynal : "Si, jusque là, le Bitcoin a largement  été évoqué en tant que monnaie, il est en fait davantage un système de transaction certifié. C’est un peu comme si la confiance des acteurs économiques dans les institutions financière centrales était remplacée par une confiance en un protocole informatique. Dès lors, nombre d’autres applications peuvent être imaginées. Le système pourrait permettre de certifier les transactions non monétaires, pour tout système voulant se passer d’une autorité centrale…

 


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bypassing bureaucratic complexity!

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14 Emerging Digital Technologies That Will Change The World - Business Insider

14 Emerging Digital Technologies That Will Change The World - Business Insider | Complex Management | Scoop.it
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14 Emerging Digital Technologies That Will Change The World
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Context-aware computing: Computers that can both sense and react to their environment.

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More complexity or simplicity?

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Complex Thinking for a Complex World – About Reductionism, Disjunction and Systemism, by Edgar Morin

This article is based on the keynote address presented to the European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR) in 2012, on the occasion of Edgar Morin receiving the Bertalanffy Prize in Complexity Thinking, awarded by the Bertalanffy Centre for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS).
The following theses will be elaborated on: (a) The whole is at the same time more and less than its parts; (b) We must abandon the term "object" for systems because all the objects are systems and parts of systems; (c) System and organization are the two faces of the same reality; (d) Eco-systems illustrate self-organization.

 

Complex Thinking for a Complex World – About Reductionism, Disjunction and Systemism
Edgar Morin

Systema: connecting matter, life, culture and technology Vol 2, No 1 (2014)

http://www.systema-journal.org/article/view/257


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objects versus systems?

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Eli Levine's curator insight, April 13, 2014 10:21 PM

There is a kind of meditation in Buddhist practice known as analytical meditation.  It's purpose is to inform us about an object, all of its properties and all of the associations, connections and contexts that it can have in the individual and collective sense. 

 

We're not going to be perfect coming up with all of the connections all of the time.  However, I think it's a good starting basis for the purposes of analyzing complex systems and all of the layered, interconnected parts.  We are one, and one is all.

 

The universe is us as well as around us.


And that's a scientific fact, it seems.

 

Think about it.

luiy's curator insight, May 1, 2014 9:20 PM

In this light is interesting to consider the nature of life. Living systems represent a complex type of organization. The organization of a living system is more complex than the  organization of the molecules of which it is composed. However, this organization is  achieved using only molecules from the physical universe – living systems are not made from something like ‘living matter’, but from ordinary physical and chemical substances.


“Life” is a property created through complex self-organisation. Life is characterized by processes of self-reproduction and self-repair, processes that involve knowledge and  memory. The central feature of a living system is the self-organizational capacity to produce
and reproduce itself. However, as von Foerster noted, calling this self-organisation is paradoxical, because the organizational processes of life require a continuous input of energy. We need energy even when we sleep – energy to drive our heartbeat, our digestion, our breathing. We use energy in all moments of life. However, we also need to compensate for the dissipation of energy in line with the second law of thermodynamics, and this means we must take in energy from the environment. We do this by ingesting material  that contains energy, and to this we need knowledge of the environment, and in particular knowledge of the organization of the environment. So self-organisation requires an interplay between the knowledge of how to organize the self and the knowledge of how the environment is organized.

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Pandora's Promise - Nuclear Energy

http://pandoraspromise.com


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Changing minds requires complex thinking! 

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New venture in managing complexity in the urban environment.

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Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns ~ Washington Post: by Valerie Strauss

Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns ~ Washington Post: by Valerie Strauss | Complex Management | Scoop.it
Do teachers really know what students go through? To find out, one teacher followed two students for two days and was amazed at what she found. Her report is in following post, which appeared on the blog of Grant Wiggins, the co-author of “Understanding by Design” and the author of “Educative Assessment” and numerous articles on education. A high school teacher for 14 years, he is now the president of Authentic Education, in Hopewell, New Jersey, which provides professional development and other services to schools aimed at improving student learning. You can read more about him and his work at the AE site.

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And you, are you shocked?

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pdeppisch's comment, May 15, 12:00 PM
The profession of teaching and teachers need to do a lot of soul searching. I have has at least two teachers who had huge, did I say huge negative impact. And yes I have also had teachers who were positive. And one teacher I know went into the profession as we both has that same terrible teacher.
pdeppisch's comment, May 15, 12:22 PM
This should be tweeted every day! :) Thanks for posting this! :)
Sample Student's curator insight, May 17, 9:09 PM

How relevant is this to our current task of writing a narrative? Put yourself in the shoes of your students, and write their 'story'. What do they do in your classes? How do they think in your classes? How much autonomy and challenge do they have? What options do we have to replace a focus on listening and note-taking?

 

Without writing a narrative that helps us understand every learner's experience, we often become so busy ourselves as teachers that we forget their lived experience in our classrooms

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Le Figaro : "Le plan d'Uber pour devenir indispensable lors des trajets en ville

Le Figaro : "Le plan d'Uber pour devenir indispensable lors des trajets en ville | Complex Management | Scoop.it

Jules Darmanin 19/03/15 : "Dans un billet de son blog officiel, la société a annoncé à l'ensemble des développeurs une nouvelle fonctionnalité de son API, l'interface qui permet à Uber de dialoguer avec les autres applications. Comme vous pouvez demander à vos amis Facebook des vies depuis Candy Crush, vous pourrez commander un trajet Uber depuis une autre application...

 


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...high momentum!

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Genetic Advances Provide Insight into the Causes of Autism | MIT Technology Review

Genetic Advances Provide Insight into the Causes of Autism | MIT Technology Review | Complex Management | Scoop.it
For years scientists searched fruitlessly for the causes of autism by looking for genes shared by families prone to the disorder. Now researchers taking a new approach have begun to unlock its secrets.
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This is an ethical complexity.

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The F35 - Too Complex To Succeed

The F35 - Too Complex To Succeed | Complex Management | Scoop.it
A recent article on the troubles and tribulations of the F 35 fighter claims that: "... this flying supercomputer .....is a cascading series of compromises that has produced an aircraft inadequate ...
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high tech, high risk?

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Clint Smith : "Danger of silence

Poet and teacher Clint Smith : "We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't…

 


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The silent complexity....

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Complex Operational Decision Making in Networked Systems of Humans and Machines: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Complex Operational Decision Making in Networked Systems of Humans and Machines:  A Multidisciplinary Approach | Complex Management | Scoop.it
Complex Operational Decision Making in Networked Systems of Humans and Machines: A Multidisciplinary Approach explores the possibilities for better decision making through collaboration between humans and computers. ...
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...a new partnership? 

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Dirk Helbing: Keynote: How to Create a Better World - YouTube

http://2014.sotm-eu.org/en/slots/28 Planetary Nervous System, Global Participatory Platform, Social Information Technologies: How to Create a Better World It...
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an excellent link between the present and future under the point of view of complexity and ICT trends. 

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The direction of evolution: The rise of cooperative organization

The direction of evolution: The rise of cooperative organization | Complex Management | Scoop.it

Two great trends are evident in the evolution of life on Earth: towards increasing diversification and towards increasing integration. Diversification has spread living processes across the planet, progressively increasing the range of environments and free energy sources exploited by life. Integration has proceeded through a stepwise process in which living entities at one level are integrated into cooperative groups that become larger-scale entities at the next level, and so on, producing cooperative organizations of increasing scale (for example, cooperative groups of simple cells gave rise to the more complex eukaryote cells, groups of these gave rise to multi-cellular organisms, and cooperative groups of these organisms produced animal societies). The trend towards increasing integration has continued during human evolution with the progressive increase in the scale of human groups and societies. The trends towards increasing diversification and integration are both driven by selection. An understanding of the trajectory and causal drivers of the trends suggests that they are likely to culminate in the emergence of a global entity. This entity would emerge from the integration of the living processes, matter, energy and technology of the planet into a global cooperative organization. Such an integration of the results of previous diversifications would enable the global entity to exploit the widest possible range of resources across the varied circumstances of the planet. This paper demonstrates that it's case for directionality meets the tests and criticisms that have proven fatal to previous claims for directionality in evolution.

 

The direction of evolution: The rise of cooperative organization
John E. Stewart

Biosystems
Available online 1 June 2014

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystems.2014.05.006


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Eli Levine's curator insight, June 15, 2014 10:06 PM

Cooperation is the best way to improve, sustain, maintain, and repair.  Competition is what drives everyone and everything towards something different, be it competition for resources or competition against the elements around us.

 

I don't get what the point of competition amongst the species is for.  Part of cooperation, after all, is knowing what works, learning about what could work better or doesn't work, and then letting the negative or sub-optimal slip back beneath the waves of ignorance, such that the new ways can rise to prominence.

 

Change is the only constant in this universe of universes.

 

Yet cooperation, I think, yields the higher and stronger of the universal structures that are out there, even if it means that there are still losers and winners.  The only difference is the level of consent and consensus that's reached within the social, ecological, economical, and/or political landscape.  One way works towards what is best.  The other way simply yields what is best at competing, which is not the same as being the actual best solution to a given problem or condition.

 

Think about it.

Ra's curator insight, June 22, 2014 6:02 AM

Have I been reading too much science fiction?

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ROBOT becomes world's first artificial intelligence company director - Daily Mail

ROBOT becomes world's first artificial intelligence company director - Daily Mail | Complex Management | Scoop.it
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ROBOT becomes world's first artificial intelligence company director
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In a world first, Japanese venture capital firm, Deep Knowledge, recently named an artificial intelligence (AI) to its board of directors.

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Is this a new journey for company boards?

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The Strange New Science of Chaos - YouTube

A 1989 program, with Lorenz


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to be watched by the new generations!  old certitudes and new doubts?

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Eli Levine's curator insight, March 31, 2014 3:08 PM

I <3 Science.

It just keeps learning more and more about the universe, ourselves and ourselves within the universe.

It doesn't stop, until we stop.

 

The lessons that are discussed here are applicable to our social sciences and questions of governance, especially the non-linear nature of society, economy and social psychology and the importance of initial conditions.

 

It's not a stable universe.

 

And we're living and apart of the instability!

 

Think about it.

Vasileios Basios's curator insight, April 1, 2014 9:43 AM

Wow! such a rare delightful material .... Ralph Abraham and Lorenz who could imagine!

Liz Rykert's curator insight, April 19, 2014 9:56 PM

Great to hear Lorenz