:Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligent behavior.
:Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behavior.
::—Dee Hock, CEO Emeritus VISA International
From en|team charter:
*”’Team”’—A group of people or animals linked in a en|unity of purpose.
*”’Self-organization”’—The tendency of an open system to generate new structures and patterns based on its own internal dynamics. Organization design emerges from the interactions of the agents in the system; it is not imposed from above or outside. Facilitating Organization Change: Lessons from Complexity Science
Three factors influence the patterns that emerge:
#The container sets the bounds for the self-organizing system. It defines the “self” that organizes.
#Significant differences determine the primary patterns that emerges (power, level of expertise, gender, …).
#Transforming exchanges form the connections between system agents.
Just as a person needs time and space to incubate thoughts before a new Idea can emerge, a system needs a bounded space for the emergence of new patterns. Patterns imply structure, organization. Self-organizations gives you order for free. Effortless organization? en|don’t just do something, stand there!
Life is a [http://www.gogamestorm.com/?p=88 serious game]. en|life is a broccoli.
Transcript of Howard Rheingold’s TED-2005 talk about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action—and how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group. As he points out, humans have been banding together to work collectively since our days of hunting mastodons.
De Amerikaanse National Science Foundation verzamelt met behulp van een jaarlijks wedloop [http://nsf.gov/news/special_reports/scivis/ prachtig wetenschappelijk beeldmateriaal].
Wat hebben ”’Geronimo”’, ”’Skype”’, ”’Wikipedia”’, ”’Open Coffee”’, ”’Al Qaida”’ en ”’Youtube”’ met elkaar gemeen? Het zijn allemaal ”’gedecentraliseerde netwerken”’. Rod Beckstrom en Ori Brafman gebruiken deze voorbeelden om een nieuw management systeem te modelleren. De toekomst van de organisatie is een gedecentraliseerde organisatie in plaats van een top down gecentraliseerde bedrijfsstructuur.
Het boek beschrijft de kracht van gedecentraliseerde organisaties aan de hand van de analogie ‘Starfish en Spider’, waarbij de Starfish voor een gedecentraliseerde organisatie staat en een Spider vergeleken wordt met een gecentraliseerde organisatie.
Via [http://www.expertlog.nl/2007/10/decentrale-orga.html#more Sprout].
Stumbled across a wonderful website yesterday with a lot of awseome and open source Flash applications that produce wonderful graphics, many of them fractal, complex. [http://levitated.net/ Check out Levitated.net]—a friendly company.
[http://www.crowdsourcingdirectory.com/?p=29 Flirting with the Crowds]: Sami Viitamäki was early to come up with a very comprehensible model about Crowdsourcing: the FLIRT model. Read more on [http://www.crowdsourcingdirectory.com/?p=29 Carl’s post on Flirting with the Crowds].
[http://www.semanticwave.com/blog/archives/000282.jsp SixApart: Opening the Social Graph]:
:We think that the best way for you to manage your network is to stop thinking about all of the little pieces and to start focusing on the big picture: you and the people who matter to you. We think relationships mean more than email addresses or which service you’re signed on to at the moment. So we’ve created an experimental demo based upon open technologies OpenID, the Microformats hCard and XFN, and FOAF that allow you to see your entire network of relationships in one place – across services, across platforms, across the entire Web.
How wonderful! I’ve been wanting this for ages! Even started the [http://wiki.aardrock.com/Campfire Campfire] experiment a couple of years ago to address exactly this issue. I fully endorse opening the social graph.
(Via [http://www.semanticwave.com/blog/ Semantic Wave].)
[http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/09/17/1724253&from=rss SwarmOS Demonstrated at Idea Festival]: “PacoCheezdom writes ‘Intelligent Life has short summary of a demonstration by MIT professor James McLurkin of his new group-minded robots, which run an operating system called ‘Swarm OS’.
The robots are able to work together as a group not by communicating with all members of the group at once, but by talking only to their neighbors, and model other similar behaviors performed by bees and ants. ‘[http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/09/17/1724253&from=rss Read more of this story] at Slashdot.
(Via [http://slashdot.org/ Slashdot].)
[http://zicht.com Harry van der Velde] will like this one…
[http://feeds.wired.com/~r/wired/topheadlines/~3/141716831/building-better.html The Future of Bridges: Self-Replicating, Irregular Designs]: “Self-replicating bridges might be more robust, but also weirder looking, than the nearly magical pieces of civil engineering that human beings come up with.
(Via [http://www.wired.com/rss/index.xml Wired News].)
Now that the world is heating up, so are the discussions and debates on reducing resources required for computing. Reduced power, reduced heating, sleeping and suspending processors and processes.
Effective and efficient handling of our computing needs at minimal resource consumption in the complete life cycle of a network of computers has become the focus of attention. I call this ”’conscious computing”’ across the board—and my dream is to have a ”’Conscious Computing Award”’ for those solutions, projects and companies that will startle our view in this area and provide unprecedented breakthroughs in the area of smart spiritual software.
I will start tracking ideas, initiatives, programs, projects and inspirational sources on this topic. Here are the first two:
#[http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/cpu/power-plays.ars Power Plays: How power consumption will shape the future of computing] on how Intel is using smart self-organizing principles on chip-level to maximize the performance/power ratio in favour of green or ”’conscious computing”’.
#Sun’s Jonathan Schwartz on [http://blogs.sun.com/jonathan/entry/size_matters Switching Subjects] to drastically simplify cabling and reducing power and cooling requirements in massive data centers in their ”’Project Magnum”’ and ”'[http://www.sun.com/servers/hpc/SunConstellationPreview.jsp Constellation System]”’. Good that Sun has ”’Andy Bechtolsheim”’ back on board. Do you know that [[Andy missed his plane and changed his name]]?