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Complex Human Dynamics - From Mind to Societies, by Nowak, Winkowska-Nowak, and Bree

Complex Human Dynamics - From Mind to Societies, by Nowak, Winkowska-Nowak, and Bree | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it

This book, edited and authored by a closely collaborating network of social scientists and psychologists, recasts typical research topics in these fields into the language of nonlinear, dynamic and complex systems. The aim is to provide scientists with different backgrounds - physics, applied mathematics and computer sciences - with the opportunity to apply the tools of their trade to an altogether new range of possible applications. At the same time, this book will serve as a first reference for a new generation of social scientists and psychologists wishing to familiarize themselves with the new methodology and the "thinking in complexity".


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Strategic Questions From and For Liberating Structures

Strategic Questions From and For Liberating Structures | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
With inspiration from Nancy White – thank you! (and make sure to check out Nancy’s blog) – I have been returning to and reviewing the list of Liberating Structures created and col…
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Mapping the Curricular Structure and Contents of Network Science Courses

As network science has matured as a well-established field of research, there are already a number of courses on this topic developed and offered at various higher education institutions, often at postgraduate levels. In those courses, instructors have adopted different approaches with different focus areas and curricular designs. We collected information about 30 existing network science courses from various online sources, and analyzed the contents of their syllabi or course schedules. The topics and their curricular sequences were extracted from the course syllabi/schedules and represented as a directed weighted graph, which we call the topic network. Community detection in the topic network revealed seven topic clusters, which had a reasonable matching with the concept list previously generated by students and educators through the Network Literacy initiative. The minimum spanning tree of the topic network revealed typical flows of curricular contents, starting with examples of networks, moving onto random networks and small-world networks, then branching off to various subtopics from there. These results illustrate the current state of the consensus formed among the network science community on what should be taught about networks and how, which may also be informative for K-12 education and informal education.

 

Mapping the Curricular Structure and Contents of Network Science Courses
Hiroki Sayama


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Digital Mapping Initiative Seeks to Bolster Transparency in Bangladeshi Garment Sector | Sustainable Brands

Digital Mapping Initiative Seeks to Bolster Transparency in Bangladeshi Garment Sector | Sustainable Brands | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
With its sights set on reducing the social and environmental impacts of its garment sector, Bangladesh has launched an initiative to map all of its apparel factories. Implemented by Dhaka's BRAC University's Center for Entrepreneurship Development in collaboration with BRAC USA, the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, and the C&A Foundation, the Digital RMG Factory Mapping in Bangladesh project is the first of its kind to attempt to digitally map the entire garment industry in Bangladesh and marks a critical industry shift toward more transparency.
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The spread of fake news by social bots

The spread of fake news by social bots | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it

The massive spread of fake news has been identified as a major global risk and has been alleged to influence elections and threaten democracies. Communication, cognitive, social, and computer scientists are engaged in efforts to study the complex causes for the viral diffusion of digital misinformation and to develop solutions, while search and social media platforms are beginning to deploy countermeasures. However, to date, these efforts have been mainly informed by anecdotal evidence rather than systematic data. Here we analyze 14 million messages spreading 400 thousand claims on Twitter during and following the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and election. We find evidence that social bots play a key role in the spread of fake news. Accounts that actively spread misinformation are significantly more likely to be bots. Automated accounts are particularly active in the early spreading phases of viral claims, and tend to target influential users. Humans are vulnerable to this manipulation, retweeting bots who post false news. Successful sources of false and biased claims are heavily supported by social bots. These results suggests that curbing social bots may be an effective strategy for mitigating the spread of online misinformation.

 

The spread of fake news by social bots

Chengcheng Shao, Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, Onur Varol, Alessandro Flammini, Filippo Menczer


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Complete Network Analysis - ppt download

Complete Network Analysis - ppt download | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
Complete Network Analysis Exploratory Analysis Bourdieu “Social Space and Symbolic Space” Sociologists often use spatial analogies, such as MDS or correspondence analysis, based on patterns of actor attributes. Social Network Analysis lets you explore the relational space directly, by mapping relations directly. The first step in this exploration is often visualizing the network.
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Transformation Through Wise Governance Networks | Circle Forward

Transformation Through Wise Governance Networks | Circle Forward | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it

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Inclusive networks are shaping our lives right now. Are they governance? – Random Communications from an Evolutionary Edge

Inclusive networks are shaping our lives right now. Are they governance? – Random Communications from an Evolutionary Edge | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
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Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future

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Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future

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LLC Webinar Series | Tools for Network Mapping: How SNA maps can transform your work with Christine Capra & Tracy Kunkler | Leadership Learning Community

LLC Webinar Series | Tools for Network Mapping: How SNA maps can transform your work with Christine Capra & Tracy Kunkler | Leadership Learning Community | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
 Social Network Analyses are often used to measure the progress of networks. Through the maps, you’re able to track how relationships propel the work and which relationships can be fostered further to catalyze energy and create the foundation for more experiments and harvest learning.
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Defined by Design: The Surprising Power of Hidden Gender, Age, and Body Bias in Everyday Products and Places

Defined by Design: The Surprising Power of Hidden Gender, Age, and Body Bias in Everyday Products and Places | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it

This wide-ranging overview of design in everyday life demonstrates how design shapes our lives in ways most of us would never imagine. The author, a leading expert in social and psychological issues in design, uncovers the gender, age, and body biases inherent in the designs of common products and living spaces that we all routinely use. From the schools our children attend and the buildings we work in to ill-fitting clothes and one-size-fits-all seating in public transportation, restaurants, and movie theaters, we are surrounded by an artificial environment that can affect our comfort, our self-image, and even our health.

Anthony points out the flaws and disadvantages of certain fashions, children's toys, high-tech gadgets, packaging, public transportation, public restrooms, neighborhood layouts, classrooms, workplaces, hospitals, and more. In an increasingly diverse populace where many body types, age groups, and cultures interact, she argues that it's time our environments caught up.


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Efficient Integration in Multi-Community Networks

We study structures for efficient integration of multi-community networks where building bridges across communities incur an additional link cost compared to links within a community. Building on the connections models with direct link cost and direct and indirect benefits, we show that the efficient structure for homogeneous cost and benefit parameters, and for communities of arbitrary size, always has a diameter no greater than 3. We further show that if the internal cost is not small enough to justify a full graph for each community, integration always follows one of these two structures: Either a single star, or a new structure we introduce in this paper, called parallel-hyperstar, which is a special multi-core/periphery structure with parallel links among core nodes of different communities. We offer cost and benefit conditions where each structure is efficient and discuss the stability conditions of those structures.


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#BuildingMovements: Scaling Our Work Beyond Trump

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Eventbrite - Movement Netlab presents #BuildingMovements: Scaling Our Work Beyond Trump - Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Brooklyn Community Foundation, Brooklyn, NY. Find event and ticket information.
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Creating Breakout Innovation (SSIR)

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Nonprofits, community groups, and philanthropists are embracing cocreation as a way to engage a wider community in tackling pressing problems.

 

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What Participatory Community Network Mapping Makes Possible - Part 2 of an interview with Aldo de Moor | Greater Than The Sum

What Participatory Community Network Mapping Makes Possible - Part 2 of an interview with Aldo de Moor | Greater Than The Sum | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
Participatory Community Network Mapping Helps a System "See" Itself, Overcome Fragmentation, and Facilitate Collective Sensemaking.
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How social bots spread of fake news and how you can spot them

How social bots spread of fake news and how you can spot them | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
Automated accounts are being programmed to spread fake news, according to the first systematic study of the way online misinformation spreads
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Why we live in hierarchies: a quantitative treatise

Why we live in hierarchies: a quantitative treatise | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
This book is concerned with the various aspects of hierarchical collective behaviour which is manifested by most complex systems in nature. From the many of the possible topics, we plan to present a selection of those that we think are useful from the point of shedding light from very different directions onto our quite general…
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Video Pandemics: Worldwide Viral Spreading of Psy's Gangnam Style Video

Viral videos can reach global penetration traveling through international channels of communication similarly to real diseases starting from a well-localized source. In past centuries, disease fronts propagated in a concentric spatial fashion from the the source of the outbreak via the short range human contact network. The emergence of long-distance air-travel changed these ancient patterns. However, recently, Brockmann and Helbing have shown that concentric propagation waves can be reinstated if propagation time and distance is measured in the flight-time and travel volume weighted underlying air-travel network. Here, we adopt this method for the analysis of viral meme propagation in Twitter messages, and define a similar weighted network distance in the communication network connecting countries and states of the World. We recover a wave-like behavior on average and assess the randomizing effect of non-locality of spreading. We show that similar result can be recovered from Google Trends data as well.

 

Video Pandemics: Worldwide Viral Spreading of Psy's Gangnam Style Video
Zsofia Kallus, Daniel Kondor, Jozsef Steger, Istvan Csabai, Eszter Bokanyi, Gabor Vattay


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Frontiers | Book review: Networks of the Brain | Psychology

Frontiers | Book review: Networks of the Brain | Psychology | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
Book review: Networks of the Brain
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Participatory Sustainability: Notes for an emerging field of civilizational engagement: Tom Atlee: 9781542856393: Amazon.com: Books

Participatory Sustainability: Notes for an emerging field of civilizational engagement: Tom Atlee: 9781542856393: Amazon.com: Books | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
Participatory Sustainability: Notes for an emerging field of civilizational engagement [Tom Atlee] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Participatory Sustainability introduces the idea that sustainability cannot be achieved merely through top-down government policy or economic activity. Sustainability requires the participation of all people and all parts of society
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Digital Transformation - Part I: It’s All About Networks

Digital Transformation - Part I:	It’s All About Networks | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
by Rod Collins, Innovation Sherpa at Salt Flats
In his recently published book, The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age o
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Why we live in hierarchies: a quantitative treatise

This book is concerned with the various aspects of hierarchical collective behaviour which is manifested by most complex systems in nature. From the many of the possible topics, we plan to present a selection of those that we think are useful from the point of shedding light from very different directions onto our quite general subject. Our intention is to both present the essential contributions by the existing approaches as well as go significantly beyond the results obtained by traditional methods by applying a more quantitative approach then the common ones (there are many books on qualitative interpretations). In addition to considering hierarchy in systems made of similar kinds of units, we shall concentrate on problems involving either dominance relations or the process of collective decision-making from various viewpoints.

 

Why we live in hierarchies: a quantitative treatise
Anna Zafeiris, Tamás Vicsek


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Rethinking Innovation and Scale (SSIR)

Rethinking Innovation and Scale (SSIR) | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
SSIR academic editor Johanna Mair talks with Roy Steiner of Omidyar Network, Renee Kaplan of the Skoll Foundation, Jim Bildner of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, and Christian Seelos, coauthor with Mair of the new book Innovation and Scaling for Impact.
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Mathematicians Decode the Surprising Complexity of Cow Herds

Mathematicians Decode the Surprising Complexity of Cow Herds | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
DO ME A favor and picture a pasture dotted with a herd of grazing cows. Some stand and stare at you with that patented cow stare, others bury their heads in the green, green grass, while still others have laid down for a rest. Tranquil, right? About as simple as life gets?
Well, I’m sorry to say that your idea of the herd life may be a lie. Because a new mathematical model posits that while they don’t look it, cow herds may be extremely dynamic, secretly contentious gatherings of warring interests. Yes, with the help of a biologist, mathematicians calculated the fascinating dynamics of cow herds, and yes, they reported it today in a journal called Chaos.

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Limited individual attention and online virality of low-quality information

Limited individual attention and online virality of low-quality information | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it

Social media are massive marketplaces where ideas and news compete for our attention. Previous studies have shown that quality is not a necessary condition for online virality and that knowledge about peer choices can distort the relationship between quality and popularity. However, these results do not explain the viral spread of low-quality information, such as the digital misinformation that threatens our democracy. We investigate quality discrimination in a stylized model of an online social network, where individual agents prefer quality information, but have behavioural limitations in managing a heavy flow of information. We measure the relationship between the quality of an idea and its likelihood of becoming prevalent at the system level. We find that both information overload and limited attention contribute to a degradation of the market’s discriminative power. A good tradeoff between discriminative power and diversity of information is possible according to the model. However, calibration with empirical data characterizing information load and finite attention in real social media reveals a weak correlation between quality and popularity of information. In these realistic conditions, the model predicts that low-quality information is just as likely to go viral, providing an interpretation for the high volume of misinformation we observe online.

 

Limited individual attention and online virality of low-quality information
Xiaoyan Qiu, Diego F. M. Oliveira, Alireza Sahami Shirazi, Alessandro Flammini & Filippo Menczer

Nature Human Behaviour 1, Article number: 0132 (2017)
doi:10.1038/s41562-017-0132


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