Study: Groups outperform the best individuals at problem solving

By SamuelRose, 8 years 39 weeks ago.

[Thanks Madtom]

A study by Patrick R. Laughlin, Erin C. Hatch, Jonathan S. Silver, and Lee Boh of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, published in the APA Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, finds that group problem solving is more effective than problem solving by even the best individual expert.

Study Shows Cockroaches Make Group Decisions

By SamuelRose, 8 years 39 weeks ago.

[via Slashdot]

A study outlined in ths month'sPNAS talks about evidence that cockroaches communicate and make group deicisions.

Discover Channel News Online reports:

Studying The Commons: The International Association for the Study of Common Property

By JimBenson, 8 years 39 weeks ago.

The International Association for the Study of Common Property has been studying the management, usage and architecture of commons for about 20 years. Their site is a wellspring of data, analysis, and theory around collaborative and cooperative use of environmental resources.

Supernova Weblog is a great read

By Marc Dangeard, 8 years 39 weeks ago.

I was at the Supernova workshop earlier this week, and I can report that it has been an amazing event, with great discussions on social networking, collaborative filtering, gaming, IPTV, marketing, branding etc...
They have a very interesting weblog that I recommend if you want to get a feel for what is happening on the frontline: technologies of cooperation in the making...

Survival of the Wisest

By JimBenson, 8 years 39 weeks ago.

Deepak Chopra has a guest column in the Huffington Post, of all places, giving a good run down of his theories of "Survival of the Wisest"

Chopra says:

Swarm intelligence applied to intelligent autos?

By Howard Rheingold, 8 years 39 weeks ago.

(Via IFTF's Future Now)

Caltech Center for Neuromorphic Systems Engineering is attempting to apply swarm intelligence principles to problems of building automated vehicles/highways:

Symbiosis And Living Machines

By SamuelRose, 8 years 39 weeks ago.

Human-Plant/Animal Species Symbiosis

The nature of human cooperation with other species is now largely a based upon a symbiotic structure that has changed very little since the dawn of agriculture in early human civilization.

Talk delivered in Dublin by Architect Herman Hertzberger.

By Brian Ohanlon, 8 years 39 weeks ago.

I was listening lately to Danah Boyd's lecture at Vienna on Google Video. And all throughout the
talk I was reminded of a piece I wrote having attended a lecture given by the famous Architect
Herman Hertzberger. Enjoy.

The Commons and Globalisation - Some more slants.

By Brian Ohanlon, 8 years 39 weeks ago.

I have to make some comment about Nick Carr's blog post on personal productivity applications and online collaboration. There are just too many issues wrapped together here, and ultimately confused.

The Commons Rising: new report on commons initiatives

By Howard Rheingold, 8 years 39 weeks ago.

David Bollier (whose On The Commons blog is a must for those interested in commons -- from watersheds to genomes to the internet), together with coauthors Peter Barnes and Jonathan Rowe has published a 24 page report, The Commons Rising.

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