Howard Rheingold: Way-new collaboration

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.

Look what they do with P2P worms

Martijn van Steenbergen tipped me on The Storm Worm: Some key points: Storm is designed like an ant colony Rather than having all hosts communicate to a central server or set of servers, Storm uses a peer-to-peer network for C2. And even if a C2 node is taken down, the system doesn’t suffer. Like a […]

SixApart: Opening the Social Graph

[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 […]

SwarmOS Demonstrated at Idea Festival

[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, […]

Groovy Actors

[http://www.groovyactors.org/ ] Refreshed my link with Gerald “[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tensegrity tensegrity]” de Jong, triggered by a blog entry from TED titled [http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDBlog/~3/152990430/theo_jansen.php Creatures on the beach] from the Dutch sculptor Theo Jansen which instantly reminded me of Gerald’s [http://sourceforge.net/projects/fluidiom/ Fluidiom] and [http://www.darwinathome.org Darwin at Home] projects. Gerald’s email signature also mentioned [http://www.groovyactors.org/ Groovy Actors]: :In a nutshell […]

Erlang distributed concurrent programming

A new programming language? Well, at least one I never heard of until today. It’s called [http://www.erlang.org/ Erlang] and one of the interesting aspects are that it eases ”’concurrent programming”’ and ”’distributed processes”’. Erlang is a programming language designed at the Ericsson Computer Science Laboratory. Open-source Erlang is being released to help encourage the spread […]

Collective Intelligence

[http://wiki.aardrock.com/Collective_Intelligence ] Converted my [http://wiki.aardrock.com/Collective_Intelligence highlights from Pierre Lévy’s Collective Intelligence]—Mankind’s emerging world in cyberspace to my wiki. Pierre Lévy’s vision towards the noosphere… Key words: ”’nomadic earth, molar technologies, anthropological spaces, collective intellect, informational universe, commodity space, knowledge space, molecular politics, preceding spaces, collective intelligence, agent intellect, territorial space, intelligent city, fourth space, angelic […]

LiveJournal Creator Maps the Long Road to Open Social Networks

:[http://bradfitz.com/social-graph-problem/ LiveJournal Creator Maps the Long Road to Open Social Networks]: “People are growing weary of registering and re-declaring their friends on every new social networking site. But Brad Fitzpatrick, creator of LiveJournal and OpenID, says that the tools to build a decentralized social network don’t yet exist. (Source: [http://feeds.wired.com/~r/wired/topheadlines/~3/146726716/brad-fitzpatric.html Wired]) Wow. About time. Since […]