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James Fowler on the Power of Social Networks - Science Rockstars

James Fowler on the Power of Social Networks - Science Rockstars | Transdisciplinarity | Scoop.it

"Your book Connected has introduced me to the science behind our social networks. It is a mind opening book. I even made my wife read it (and she loved it). After that, people like Duncan Watts and Sinan Aral also did a great job in pushing the science of social networks further and at the same time popularizing it.

 

For those who are not familiar with your work, what are the main insights you gained on networks, and why should businesses bother themselves with these insights?'


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All the cool stuff is on the boundaries in between. Always has been.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, August 23, 2013 6:46 PM

Augmented Collective Intelligence always involves a technology component and a human social component. Digital media such as personal computers and smartphones can augment the ability of individuals to think, problem-solve, and communicate. At the same time, digital networks enable people to form new kinds of publics and to work together in ways not previously practical or possible. A key to understanding the way augmented collective intelligence can emerge or even be instigated is an understanding of the way human social networks work.

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This is a rim walker, looking for the zone of engagement between this and that and the other—the borderlands—trying to catch the activity at the boundaries.
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Why Flip The Classroom When We Can Make It Do Cartwheels?

Why Flip The Classroom When We Can Make It Do Cartwheels? | Transdisciplinarity | Scoop.it
Adding some technology to the educational process is one thing, but truly revolutionary learning experiences take a deeper sort of innovation, which...
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A practical approach to the transdisciplinary classroom.

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The Need for T-shaped Students

The Need for T-shaped Students | Transdisciplinarity | Scoop.it
I love working in a University. Every day I encounter new ideas, and I get to chat to some of the smartest people on the planet. But I see signs, almost every day, that universities are poorly equi...
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The T-shaped student has disciplinary depth and transdisciplinary breadth. Useful concept.

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Defining Digital Humanities

Defining Digital Humanities | Transdisciplinarity | Scoop.it
My father has an expression that he loves to use around me. If anything gets long-winded, too technical, or redundant, h…
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I think the digital humanities are a wonderful example of how transdisciplinary thought is emerging in the early 21st century. The old disciplinary boundaries prevent us from from investigating and learning about the emerging stuff, the stuff in-between and just beyond, but that's the stuff that is engaging. If the disciplines want to survive, then they have to figure out how to convert their boundaries from firewalls into zones of engagement.

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People Cooperate Better When They Know the End Goal - PsychCentral.com (blog)

People Cooperate Better When They Know the End Goal - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Transdisciplinarity | Scoop.it
People Cooperate Better When They Know the End Goal PsychCentral.com (blog) A new study from Aarhus University's transdisciplinary Interacting Minds Centre (IMC) provides insight on how to improve productivity when members of a group share a...
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Defining a common goal is a practical strategy for helping people work together. This might be particularly helpful when people of different disciplines and organizations are working together. Seems reasonable.

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Understanding Evil - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

Understanding Evil - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) | Transdisciplinarity | Scoop.it
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Understanding Evil
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Trauma studies is a transdisciplinary field that encompasses the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts.
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Another example of how storytelling can cross disciplinary boundaries, including very troubling personal and social boundaries, to illuminate weird scenes inside the gold mine, to quote Jim Morrison, or to look into the abyss where no light limns.

 

Hmm … so are disciplines created as a safe space for knowledge, as a way of protecting us from the dragon?

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Why arts and science are better together - ScienceAlert

Why arts and science are better together - ScienceAlert | Transdisciplinarity | Scoop.it
Why arts and science are better together
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Transdisciplinary thinkers take a unique approach to solving problems. They draw information from diverse sources and seek collaborations to produce “socially robust knowledge”.
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"While few would doubt the value of disciplined thinking, isn’t our goal also to prepare students for lifelong learning in an undisciplined world?"


Yes, that is one goal, but it is a quite different goal from the one that formed higher ed since the middle of the last century: to prepare for a career, which reinforced disciplinary thinking. Perhaps that is changing as well, for "In their study into the popularity of double degrees, higher education researchers Wendy Russell, Sara Dolnicar and Marina Ayoub suggested that: double degree programs have significant untapped potential in preparing graduates for employment. The potential benefit, they argue, is that graduates develop “transdisciplinary skills” that are highly valued by employers. Transdisciplinary thinkers take a unique approach to solving problems. They draw information from diverse sources and seek collaborations to produce “socially robust knowledge”. However, the way most combined and double degrees are established does not foster transdisciplinary learning."


Juxtaposing two disciplines does not make for transdisciplinarity; rather, transdisciplinary, or complex (Morin), thinking does.

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IFTF: Future Work Skills 2020

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Transdisciplinarity is one of the key work skills of 2020. Or even now?

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Arizona State president to give free talk on changing universities - Santa Fe New Mexican.com

Arizona State president to give free talk on changing universities - Santa Fe New Mexican.com | Transdisciplinarity | Scoop.it
Arizona State president to give free talk on changing universities Santa Fe New Mexican.com On Wednesday, Crow will explain his vision for a transdisciplinary university model he and staff are working to perfect at ASU, with 60,000 students as the...
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Michael Crow, president of Arizona State, announces his plans to create a transdisciplinary university.

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Research Fundermentals: The Difficulty of Cross-ImeanInter-ImeanTransdisciplinarity

Research Fundermentals: The Difficulty of Cross-ImeanInter-ImeanTransdisciplinarity | Transdisciplinarity | Scoop.it
RT @frootle: What's in a name? The difficulty of inter-multi-cross-transdisciplinarity http://t.co/YwfmhwLmdf #arosebyanyothername #researc…
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Kesson explores the confusion about the inter-, multi-, cross-, transdisciplinary terms.

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Complexity and Transdisciplinarity- Reflections...

Complexity and Transdisciplinarity- Reflections... | Transdisciplinarity | Scoop.it
Systems and complexity theories are transversal approaches that provide a new way of thinking as a response to the traditional reductionist approach that emerged with modernity.
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Cybersemiotics - Glossarium-BITri

Cybersemiotics - Glossarium-BITri | Transdisciplinarity | Scoop.it
Edición del glosario de conceptos, metáforas, teorías y problemas en torno a la noción de información | Edition System for Glossary of concepts, metaphores, theories and problems concerning information |...
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Complexity and Transdisciplinarity by Geoffrey West (Part 2 of 13)

The conference More is Different is about complexity. "The 21st century," physicist Stephen Hawking has said, "will be the century of complexity." Likewise, ...
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_West

Geoffrey Brian West (born 1940 in Taunton, Somerset) is a British theoretical physicist, former president and distinguished professor of the Santa Fe Institute. He is one of the leading scientists working on a scientific model of cities. Among other things his work states that with the doubling of a city's size, services per capita will generally increase by 15%

 

http://www.santafe.edu/about/people/profile/Geoffrey%20West

 

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Transdisciplinary Collaboration: The Future of U.S. Research - Business Administration Information

Transdisciplinary Collaboration: The Future of U.S. Research - Business Administration Information | Transdisciplinarity | Scoop.it
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Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs » Complex Systems Science as a New Transdisciplinary Science

Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs » Complex Systems Science as a New Transdisciplinary Science | Transdisciplinarity | Scoop.it
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The study of complex systems science requires a transdisciplinary approach.

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Systems thinking and courage | Rethinking Complexity

Systems thinking and courage | Rethinking Complexity | Transdisciplinarity | Scoop.it
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I like the ethical perspective about transdisciplinarity. We simply cannot say, "That isn't my field." It all is.

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Crowdsourcing the Best Digital Humanities Content: Introducing #DHThis, the Digital Humanities Slashdot - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Crowdsourcing the Best Digital Humanities Content: Introducing #DHThis, the Digital Humanities Slashdot - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Transdisciplinarity | Scoop.it
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Crowdsourcing is a most practical tool for crossing disciplinary boundaries, I think.

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Conference Proceedings: Exodus: Out of Egypt - Transdisciplinary ...

Conference Proceedings: Exodus: Out of Egypt - Transdisciplinary ... | Transdisciplinarity | Scoop.it
This website does not advocate any solutions to the story of ancient Israel's Exodus from Egypt, known from the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible. Rather, it highlights new transdisciplinary perspectives on this ancient puzzle ...
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Nice example of problem based research/learning using a variety of real, virtual, and intellectual tools.

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Storytelling and the Sciences of Mind: Toward a Transdisciplinary ...

Storytelling and the Sciences of Mind: Toward a Transdisciplinary ... | Transdisciplinarity | Scoop.it
Reblogged from Centre for Medical Humanities Blog: David Herman writes: I feel very fortunate indeed to be joining the Department of English Studies at Durham University, which is chock full of brilliant scholars doing ...
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David Herman seems to have a handle on how storytelling can provide a wonderful starting point for linking to all forms of intelligent activity and to all discussions of those activities. "My argument is that theorists of narrative have something to contribute to as well as learn from debates concerning the nature and scope of intelligent activity.

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James Fowler on the Power of Social Networks - Science Rockstars

James Fowler on the Power of Social Networks - Science Rockstars | Transdisciplinarity | Scoop.it

"Your book Connected has introduced me to the science behind our social networks. It is a mind opening book. I even made my wife read it (and she loved it). After that, people like Duncan Watts and Sinan Aral also did a great job in pushing the science of social networks further and at the same time popularizing it.

 

For those who are not familiar with your work, what are the main insights you gained on networks, and why should businesses bother themselves with these insights?'


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Keith Hamon's insight:

All the cool stuff is on the boundaries in between. Always has been.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, August 23, 2013 6:46 PM

Augmented Collective Intelligence always involves a technology component and a human social component. Digital media such as personal computers and smartphones can augment the ability of individuals to think, problem-solve, and communicate. At the same time, digital networks enable people to form new kinds of publics and to work together in ways not previously practical or possible. A key to understanding the way augmented collective intelligence can emerge or even be instigated is an understanding of the way human social networks work.

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Humanite

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Morin spoke recently of our planetary need for living well, or buen vivir. The practical path is through joining our disparate paths: libertarianism, socialism, communisim, and environmentalism. Seems transdisciplinary.

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Thinking-Big-201pbms.pdf

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Brady says that "the main task of educating is to help students make more sense of the world, themselves, and others." Specialization has its place, but not more so than generalization. We must all have a discipline within transdisciplinarity. We mut use both sides of our brains: the focused left hemisphere and the wholistic right hemisphere, as McGilchrist recommends.

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Watering the Roots of Knowledge Through Collaborative Learning - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

Watering the Roots of Knowledge Through Collaborative Learning - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) | Transdisciplinarity | Scoop.it
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) Watering the Roots of Knowledge Through Collaborative Learning Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) The purpose of general education should be to produce graduates who are skilled in...
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I think David Helfand has the ticket: our goal in education is not to transfer a postcard collection of facts, but to transfer the ability to identify issues and to address them with whatever tools and from whatever angles are available. He says it better: "General education is often thought of as a means to expose students to a broad range of "essential" knowledge and to provide a historical context for the culture in which they live. These are valid, but insufficient, goals. The purpose of general education should be to produce graduates who are skilled in communication, imbued with quantitative reasoning skills, instinctively collaborative, inherently transdisciplinary in their approach to problems, and engaged in their local and global communities—broadly educated individuals with an informed perspective on the problems of the 21st century and the integrative abilities to solve them."

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The Science of Collaboration - Inside Higher Ed

The Science of Collaboration Inside Higher Ed “What is both possible and necessary is a true conceptual leap from interdisciplinary collaboration to a powerful transdisciplinarity, sweeping together the physical sciences and engineering (PSE) and...
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"If government, industry, and academia can be incentivized to work together in new ways, the different approaches to creativity and innovation developed over the years in these very different sectors can be integrated and expanded to their mutual benefit."

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The Human in Humans (accd'g to Edgar Morin) | "The Whole Hurly ...

The Human in Humans (accd'g to Edgar Morin) | "The Whole Hurly ... | Transdisciplinarity | Scoop.it
-Edgar Morin, Seven Complex Lessons in Education for the Future-. Share this: Like this: Like Loading... Tagged Edgar Morin, Human, Human brain, humanism, knowledge, mind, philosophy, social sciences, thinking ...
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Any chance to listen to Edgar Morin is well worth it.

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The Brain as a Model for Future Supercomputers - HPCwire

The Brain as a Model for Future Supercomputers - HPCwire | Transdisciplinarity | Scoop.it
The Brain as a Model for Future Supercomputers
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“To do that, we need to prime the pipeline with the right kind of folks: a transdisciplinary scientist that enhances 'team science' approaches,” he said.
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