Daily Archives: April 29, 2014

The Biological Principles of Swarm Intelligence

The roots of swarm intelligence are deeply embedded in the biological study of self-organized behaviors in social insects. From the routing of traffic in telecommunication networks to the design of control algorithms for groups of autonomous robots, the collective behaviors … Continue reading

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Swarm Cognition: an Interdisciplinary approach to the study of Self-organising Biological Collectives

Basic elements of cognition have been identified in the behavior displayed by animal collectives, ranging from honeybee swarms to human societies. For example, an insect swarm is often considered a “super-organism” that appears to exhibit cognitive behavior as a result … Continue reading

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A Complexity Perspective on Presencing

This article outlines preliminary criteria for establishing a complexity perspective of presencing, a process-method of generative conversation that involves sensing, seeing into and apprehending complex emergent ways of knowing and inquiry within collective contexts of learning and inquiry. The article … Continue reading

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The Remarkable Self-Organization of Ants

Scientists have been studying the social behavior of ants and other insects for decades, searching for chemical cues and other signals that the insects use to coordinate behavior. Much of this work has focused on understanding how ants decide where … Continue reading

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