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We Learn More When We Learn Together

We Learn More When We Learn Together | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
Relationships matter.
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Relationships matter. Karen Barad uses the phrase matter matters and that matter includes relationships. Teaching and learning are separated by a very thin and permeable boundary that allows fluid movement between the two processes and roles.
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FuturICT Blog: FuturICT Newsletter: SOCIETY IS AT A CROSSROAD!

FuturICT Blog: FuturICT Newsletter: SOCIETY IS AT A CROSSROAD! | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
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12 Recommendations for Detroit Funders

12 Recommendations for Detroit Funders | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
Allied Media Projects and Detroit People’s Platform are excited to present “12 Recommendations for Detroit Funders,” a set of guidelines for how local foundations can best support transformative community organizing in Detroit. These recommendations are a working draft, which we expect will evolve through ongoing feedback.
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THE PROMISE of COLLABORATION

THE PROMISE of COLLABORATION | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
All great achievements require time. -Maya Angelou There's something very particular about engaging in work with others, and especially across organizational boundaries when we collaborate to creat...
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seven swans a swimming - Cognitive Edge

seven swans a swimming - Cognitive Edge | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
Starting with the present, identify where a nudge is now possible is far more sensible, cost effective and resilient.
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"Starting with the present, identify where a nudge is now possible is far more sensible, cost effective and resilient."


"Starting with a desired future state not current reality is nearly always a mistake."

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Collective Impact Forum | Blog

The Collective Impact Forum Blog posts the latest collective impact learning, innovations, and stories from the field.
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How Bitcoin’s Blockchain Could Power an Alternate Internet — Backchannel — Medium

How Bitcoin's Blockchain Could Power an Alternate Internet - Backchannel - Medium
Tricky? Sure. But it would transform the net into a universal “source of truth.”
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How Networks Are Revolutionizing Scientific (and Maybe Human) Thought

How Networks Are Revolutionizing Scientific (and Maybe Human) Thought | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
Science and common sense are alike grounded in human experience. Yet these ways of thinking about things are often in conflict. Sometimes the simplicity of most commonsense explanations can make it hard to win people over to the complexity and uncertainties of most scientific arguments.
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Dynamical criticality: overview and open questions

In this paper we provide a survey of the most relevant work on dynamical criticality, with particular emphasis on the criticality hypothesis, which states that systems in a dynamical regime between order and chaos have evolutionary advantages with respect to ordered and disordered (chaotic) systems. We review the main contributions concerning dynamics and information processing at the edge of chaos, and we illustrate the main achievements in the detection of critical dynamics in biological systems. Finally, we discuss open questions and outlook future work.


Dynamical criticality: overview and open questions
Andrea Roli, Marco Villani, Alessandro Filisetti, Roberto Serra

http://arxiv.org/abs/1512.05259


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Conflict and Computation on Wikipedia: a Finite-State Machine Analysis of Editor Interactions

What is the boundary between a vigorous argument and a breakdown of relations? What drives a group of individuals across it? Taking Wikipedia as a test case, we use a hidden Markov model to approximate the computational structure and social grammar of more than a decade of cooperation and conflict among its editors. Across a wide range of pages, we discover a bursty war/peace structure where the systems can become trapped---sometimes for months---in a computational subspace associated with high levels of rapid-fire conflict. Distinct patterns of behavior sustain the low-conflict subspace, including tit-for-tat reversion. While a fraction of the transitions between these subspaces are associated with top-down actions taken by administrators, the effects are weak and of uncertain valence. Surprisingly, we find no statistical signal that transitions are associated with the appearance of particularly anti-social users, and only weak association with significant news events outside the system. The majority of transitions between high and low conflict states appear to be driven by decentralized processes with no clear locus of control. Our results show how, in a modern sociotechnical system, memory of conflict is delocalized, and conflict management is a bottom-up process. It suggests that policy-makers may be limited in their ability to manage conflict, and that bad actors and exogenous shocks are less effective in causing conflict than is generally believed.


Conflict and Computation on Wikipedia: a Finite-State Machine Analysis of Editor Interactions
Simon DeDeo

http://arxiv.org/abs/1512.04177


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How to Fund the Revolution: Part 1

How to Fund the Revolution: Part 1 | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
 
In Part 1 of this two-part series I argue why new social movement funding infrastructure is necessary. In Part 2 I'll suggest how to do it.
Q: Why is new financial infrastructure needed?
 

There’s a big disconnect between how social change is happening
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FuturICT Blog: IMPLEMENTING CHANGE IN A COMPLEX WORLD - Responding to complexity in socio-economic systems: How to build a smart and resilient society?

FuturICT Blog: IMPLEMENTING CHANGE IN A COMPLEX WORLD - Responding to complexity in socio-economic systems: How to build a smart and resilient society? | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
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How Can Evolution Learn?

How Can Evolution Learn? | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it

The theory of evolution links random variation and selection to incremental adaptation. In a different intellectual domain, learning theory links incremental adaptation (e.g., from positive and/or negative reinforcement) to intelligent behaviour. Specifically, learning theory explains how incremental adaptation can acquire knowledge from past experience and use it to direct future behaviours toward favourable outcomes. Until recently such cognitive learning seemed irrelevant to the ‘uninformed’ process of evolution. In our opinion, however, new results formally linking evolutionary processes to the principles of learning might provide solutions to several evolutionary puzzles – the evolution of evolvability, the evolution of ecological organisation, and evolutionary transitions in individuality. If so, the ability for evolution to learn might explain how it produces such apparently intelligent designs.


How Can Evolution Learn?
Richard A. Watson, Eörs Szathmáry

Trends in Ecology & Evolution

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2015.11.009


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Really important for those interested in transformation.

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Networks, Social Change and Making the Invisible Visible

Networks, Social Change and Making the Invisible Visible | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
“As long as it remains invisible, it is guaranteed to remain insoluble.” Margaret Heffernan, from Willful Blindness The following is a slighted edited re-post of a piece that appeared at this time …
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Next:Economy Newsletter - O'Reilly Media

Next:Economy Newsletter - O'Reilly Media | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
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Tamara Shapiro Allen Frimpong Sam corbin Gan Golan Pablo Benson  This is true for MNL as well

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Systems genetics identifies a convergent gene network for cognition and neurodevelopmental disease

Nature Neuroscience | doi:10.1038/nn.4205
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Eigencentrality based on dissimilarity measures reveals central nodes in complex networks

Eigencentrality based on dissimilarity measures reveals central nodes in complex networks | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
One of the most important problems in complex network’s theory is the location of the entities that are essential or have a main role within the network.
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Resources | Wenger-Trayner

Resources | Wenger-Trayner | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
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Lots of resources for those interested in social learning and communities of practice.

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Is Paul Mason's PostCapitalism a version of 'networked socialism' ? | P2P Foundation

Is Paul Mason's PostCapitalism a version of 'networked socialism' ? | P2P Foundation | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
Excerpted from a review by Donald Gillies in real-world economics review, issue no. 73: “The central thesis of the book is that because of new technologies (the internet and associated developments), capitalism is in decline and is likely to be replaced within a few decades by an entirely new socio-economic system – PostCapitalism. As Paul …

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Complex networks as an emerging property of hierarchical preferential attachment

Real complex systems are not rigidly structured; no clear rules or blueprints exist for their construction. Yet, amidst their apparent randomness, complex structural properties universally emerge. We propose that an important class of complex systems can be modeled as an organization of many embedded levels (potentially infinite in number), all of them following the same universal growth principle known as preferential attachment. We give examples of such hierarchy in real systems, for instance, in the pyramid of production entities of the film industry. More importantly, we show how real complex networks can be interpreted as a projection of our model, from which their scale independence, their clustering, their hierarchy, their fractality, and their navigability naturally emerge. Our results suggest that complex networks, viewed as growing systems, can be quite simple, and that the apparent complexity of their structure is largely a reflection of their unobserved hierarchical nature.


Complex networks as an emerging property of hierarchical preferential attachment
Laurent Hébert-Dufresne, Edward Laurence, Antoine Allard, Jean-Gabriel Young, and Louis J. Dubé
Phys. Rev. E 92, 062809

http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.92.062809


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Stigmergy as a Universal Coordination Mechanism I: Definition and Components

Stigmergy as a Universal Coordination Mechanism I: Definition and Components | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it

The concept of stigmergy has been used to analyze self-organizing activities in an ever-widening range of domains, including social insects, robotics, web communities and human society. Yet, it is still poorly understood and as such its full power remains underappreciated. The present paper clarifies the issue by defining stigmergy as a mechanism of indirect coordination in which the trace left by an action in a medium stimulates subsequent actions. It then analyses the fundamental concepts used in the definition: action, agent, medium, trace and coordination. It clarifies how stigmergy enables complex, coordinated activity without any need for planning, control, communication, simultaneous presence, or even mutual awareness. The resulting self-organization is driven by a combination of positive and negative feedbacks, amplifying beneficial developments while suppressing errors. Thus, stigmergy is applicable to a very broad variety of cases, from chemical reactions to bodily coordination and Internet-supported collaboration in Wikipedia.


Stigmergy as a Universal Coordination Mechanism I: Definition and Components
Leslie Marsh, Ted G. Lewis, Francis Heylighen

Cognitive Systems Research

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsys.2015.12.002 ;


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Constellation Governance Model | Centre for Social Innovation

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Workshop: An overdue overhaul for network theory

Workshop: An overdue overhaul for network theory | networks and network weaving | Scoop.it
Moving beyond an antiquated view of networks and assembling researchers from disparate fields to forge novel insights about networks are ...
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