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Why Even the Worst Bloggers Are Making Us Smarter | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Why Even the Worst Bloggers Are Making Us Smarter | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
We write the equivalent of 520 million books every day on social media and email. The fact that so many of us are writing — sharing our ideas, good and bad — has changed the way we think. Just as we now live in public, so do we think in public.
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Complexity Lab Learning - YouTube

Complexity Lab Learning - YouTube | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
Foton Labs is an online resource dedicated to the area of complex systems providing a broad group of people with, information, research, learning and media c...
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Hold space for complex problems

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Harold Jarche

"Every one of the major challenges facing us is complex. But our organizations are not designed for complexity. Our education institutions do not teach an understanding of complexity. Our workplace training does not factor in complexity. While not all of our problems are complex, the simpler issues are being dealt with. We need to take what Clay Shirky calls the cognitive surplus, and use it to wrestle with complex problems. Understanding complexity must be part of any informed discussions on government policy or governance. We ignore it at our peril."


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David Hain's curator insight, April 27, 7:25 AM

"We need structures to hold the space  so that our collective intelligence can deal with the wicked problems we face." ~ @hjarche

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Network Visualization

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Ari Sahagún's curator insight, May 14, 2014 12:05 AM

Lots of network visualizations about house/senate voting, lingusitics, basketball, rock, and civic technology to name a few

Valerie MacLeod's curator insight, April 22, 12:27 PM

Interesting representations of many different concepts from tastes to March madness.

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Theory Of Constraints and the Thinking Process | VECTOR Consulting Group

Theory Of Constraints and the Thinking Process | VECTOR Consulting Group | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
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How equal do we want the world to be? You'd be surprised

How equal do we want the world to be? You'd be surprised | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it

The news of society's growing inequality makes all of us uneasy. But why? Dan Ariely reveals some new, surprising research on what we think is fair, as far as how wealth is distributed over societies ... then shows how it stacks up to the real stats.


http://go.ted.com/bbAE 


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Valerie MacLeod's curator insight, April 22, 12:32 PM

Our expectations cloud our reality.

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The Meme as Meme

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Memes were originally framed in relationship to genes. In The Selfish Gene, Dawkins claimed that humans are “survival machines” for our genes, the replicating molecules that emerged from the primordial soup and that, through mutation and natural selection, evolved to generate beings that were more effective as carriers and propagators of genes. Still, Dawkins explained, genes could not account for all of human behavior, particularly the evolution of cultures. So he identified a second replicator, a “unit of cultural transmission” that he believed was “leaping from brain to brain” through imitation. He named these units “memes,” an adaption of the Greek word mimene, “to imitate.”
Dawkins’ memes include everything from ideas, songs, and religious ideals to pottery fads. Like genes, memes mutate and evolve, competing for a limited resource—namely, our attention. Memes are, in Dawkins’ view, viruses of the mind—infectious. The successful ones grow exponentially, like a super flu. While memes are sometimes malignant (hellfire and faith, for atheist Dawkins), sometimes benign (catchy songs), and sometimes terrible for our genes (abstinence), memes do not have conscious motives. But still, he claims, memes parasitize us and drive us.


http://nautil.us/issue/23/dominoes/the-meme-as-meme-rp 


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António F Fonseca's curator insight, April 4, 8:43 AM

A 'unidade de cultura' o misterio dos misterios para quem estuda a comunicação.

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Using Mobile Phone Data for Electricity Infrastructure Planning

Detailed knowledge of the energy needs at relatively high spatial and temporal resolution is crucial for the electricity infrastructure planning of a region. However, such information is typically limited by the scarcity of data on human activities, in particular in developing countries where electrification of rural areas is sought. The analysis of society-wide mobile phone records has recently proven to offer unprecedented insights into the spatio-temporal distribution of people, but this information has never been used to support electrification planning strategies anywhere and for rural areas in developing countries in particular. The aim of this project is the assessment of the contribution of mobile phone data for the development of bottom-up energy demand models, in order to enhance energy planning studies and existing electrification practices. More specifically, this work introduces a framework that combines mobile phone data analysis, socioeconomic and geo-referenced data analysis, and state-of-the-art energy infrastructure engineering techniques to assess the techno-economic feasibility of different centralized and decentralized electrification options for rural areas in a developing country. Specific electrification options considered include extensions of the existing medium voltage (MV) grid, diesel engine-based community-level Microgrids, and individual household-level solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. The framework and relevant methodology are demonstrated throughout the paper using the case of Senegal and the mobile phone data made available for the 'D4D-Senegal' innovation challenge. The results are extremely encouraging and highlight the potential of mobile phone data to support more efficient and economically attractive electrification plans.


Using Mobile Phone Data for Electricity Infrastructure Planning
Eduardo Alejandro Martinez-Cesena, Pierluigi Mancarella, Mamadou Ndiaye, Markus Schläpfer

http://arxiv.org/abs/1504.03899


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Complexity Digest's curator insight, April 15, 9:36 PM

This work won the First Prize of the Data for Development Challenge http://www.d4d.orange.com/ ;

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9 Free Video Conferencing Web Apps — No Registration Required

9 Free Video Conferencing Web Apps — No Registration Required | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
There's a problem with traditional video conferencing clients. Though they are in abundance, they're only remotely useful if all parties are collectively using the same client. Popular services such as VoxOX, ooVoo, IMO and, of course, Skype and Google Hangouts all have this problem, thus putting a damper on quick collaboration. One "solution" to this is…

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Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, April 14, 6:50 PM

Good collaborative  tools for small groups

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Using Network Mapping to Build Thriving Communities | Neighborhood Economics

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Part 1: What makes teams successful? — Work Futures — Medium

Part 1: What makes teams successful? - Work Futures - Medium
I have uncovered several new research papers on team success, so I will be writing a short series exploring the topic.
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Diversity, core and support - key factors for successful projects.

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First Hologram Protest in History Held Against Spain's Gag Law

First Hologram Protest in History Held Against Spain's Gag Law | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
Spanish citizens held the first hologram protest in history in order to protest without violating the new draconian guidelines of the National Security Act, the new amendments to the Penal Code and the Anti-terror law. According to the recently…
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Unbelievable creativity!!

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Why Collaboration Wins Over Competition (Infographic) | EDUcation4.0 | eSkills | eLeaderShip

Why Collaboration Wins Over Competition (Infographic) | EDUcation4.0 | eSkills | eLeaderShip | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
Even the world's most iconic CEOs didn't achieve success on their own.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/



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This Incredible Interactive Map Explains Who Hates Who In The Middle East

This Incredible Interactive Map Explains Who Hates Who In The Middle East | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
Trying to understand the complexities of Middle East politics can seem like an impenetrable task and the tangled and changing relations between governments and groups in the region are a common subject of discussion. What's more, instead of clarifyin...
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Cooperation Is What Makes Us Human

Cooperation Is What Makes Us Human | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it

Want to know what makes us stand apart from our ape cousins?

Cooperation—no other animal does it quite like us. Developmental psychologist Michael Tomasello explains why if chimps had a self-help bestseller, it would be titled, How to Outwit Rivals and Get More Fruit.



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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, April 26, 10:29 AM

What stands out is our exceptional capacity for generosity and mutual trust, those moments in which we act like no species that has ever come before us.


Anne Landreat's curator insight, April 28, 3:56 AM

2 million years ago, as climate swings altered the availability and competition for food, our ancestors were forced to put their heads together to survive. (...)

Human cooperation requires two or more people to have insight into each other’s intentions, formulate a joint goal, assume specific roles, and then coordinate their efforts. (...)

Ultimately, Tomasello’s research on human nature arrives at a paradox: our minds are the product of competitive intelligence and cooperative wisdom, our behavior a blend of brotherly love and hostility toward out-groups. Confronted by this paradox, the ugly side—the fact that humans compete, fight, and kill each other in wars—dismays most people, Tomasello says. And he agrees that our tendency to distrust outsiders—lending itself to prejudice, violence, and hate—should not be discounted or underestimated. But he says he is optimistic. In the end, what stands out more is our exceptional capacity for generosity and mutual trust, those moments in which we act like no species that has ever come before us.

 

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Ants Swarm Like Brains Think - Issue 23: Dominoes - Nautilus

Ants Swarm Like Brains Think - Issue 23: Dominoes - Nautilus | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
Deborah Gordon spent the morning of August 27 watching a group of harvester ants foraging for seeds outside the dusty town of Rodeo,…
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Netvis Module - Dynamic Visualization of Social Networks

Netvis Module - Dynamic Visualization of Social Networks,Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jonathon N. Cummings
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▶ Creating a planetary nervous system together | Dirk Helbing

Carefully considering all well-known worries about privacy, professor Dirk Helbing raises a great concept: The Planetary Nervous System (PNS). Roughly, this idea involves connecting our smartphones worldwide to build a global measurement network and create a flow of information on all kinds of topics.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKcWPdSUJVA&t=3m57s


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[1503.06772] Assembling thefacebook: Using heterogeneity to understand online social network assembly

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Generating Robust and Efficient Networks Under Targeted Attacks

Much of our commerce and traveling depend on the efficient operation of large scale networks. Some of those, such as electric power grids, transportation systems, communication networks, and others, must maintain their efficiency even after several failures, or malicious attacks. We outline a procedure that modifies any given network to enhance its robustness, defined as the size of its largest connected component after a succession of attacks, whilst keeping a high efficiency, described in terms of the shortest paths among nodes. We also show that this generated set of networks is very similar to networks optimized for robustness in several aspects such as high assortativity and the presence of an onion-like structure.


Generating Robust and Efficient Networks Under Targeted Attacks
Vitor H. P. Louzada, Fabio Daolio, Hans J. Herrmann, Marco Tomassini

http://arxiv.org/abs/1207.1291


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[1504.03750] Responding to complexity in socio-economic systems: How to build a smart and resilient society?

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Applied Systems Thinking / Resources

Applied Systems Thinking / Resources | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
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Lots of great resources on this page.

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Alex Pentland on idea flow, diversity, and contrarians — Work Futures — Medium

Alex Pentland on idea flow, diversity, and contrarians - Work Futures - Medium
It’s not the strategies that have been most successful that you want to follow; it’s the strategies that will be most successful.
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Understanding Challenges Within Innovation Complexity

Understanding Challenges Within Innovation Complexity | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
We need to think differently about innovation and why it needs complexity and adaptive thinking as part of its design. Complexity within systems challenge us to think differently, it pushes us to t...
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Why These Coworking Spaces In Train Stations Let You Pay In 'Social Capital'

Why These Coworking Spaces In Train Stations Let You Pay In 'Social Capital' | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
Steps from the Utrecht Centraal Railway Station in the Netherlands, through a dizzying mall of winding pathways dense with the scent of freshly baked pastries, nestled between the exit of a grocery store and a restaurant whose tables and chairs…
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WOW...very interesting and doable!

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Foundation Maps | Foundation Center

Foundation Maps | Foundation Center | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
Foundation Maps is the Foundation Center's premier data visualization tool, providing valuable insights on global funding for funders, philanthropy networks, consultants to foundations, and other nonprofits.
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