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INTRODUCTION: At the Tipping Point

Peter A. Gloor

in Swarm Creativity: Competitive Advantage through Collaborative Innovation Networks

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304121
eISBN:
9780199789771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304121.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This introductory chapter offers a general definition of Collaborative Innovation Networks (COINs), lays out the motivation for why they matter to businesses, and presents the organization of the ... More


How to Do Large-Scale ABMS

Michael J. North and Charles M. Macal

in Managing Business Complexity: Discovering Strategic Solutions with Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172119
eISBN:
9780199789894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172119.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter discusses large-scale agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS). Useful features of toolkits are discussed and the Repast and Swarm toolkits are considered as examples. Important ... More


Collaborative Innovation through Swarm Creativity

Peter A. Gloor

in Swarm Creativity: Competitive Advantage through Collaborative Innovation Networks

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304121
eISBN:
9780199789771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304121.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter presents the concept of “swarm creativity”, beginning with the concept of swarm intelligence as observed in insects and drawing the parallels between social insects and collaborators in ... More


Other Living Beings

Mary Douglas

in Leviticus as Literature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244195
eISBN:
9780191600548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Leviticus writer finds the world divided into two kinds of humans, those under the covenant, and the rest, and two kinds of land animals, those under the covenant and the rest; but the rest are ... More


Meeting Apart: Jorie Graham's Swarm

Thomas Gardner

in A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174939
eISBN:
9780199850945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174939.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes the influence of Emily Dickinson in Jorie Graham's work Swarm (2000). Graham notes that Dickinson's poem 640 is a core text for Swarm—“animating the book throughout.” ... More


SMART SENSOR SYSTEMS

Vinod K. Wadhawan

in Smart Structures: Blurring the Distinction Between the Living and the Nonliving

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199229178
eISBN:
9780191711282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229178.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter is about sensors in general, and smart sensor systems in particular. Optical-fibre sensing and communication are also described. MEMS are introduced, which are miniaturized and smart ... More


Introduction

Thomas Gardner

in A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174939
eISBN:
9780199850945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174939.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book investigates the poetic influence of Emily Dickinson to a significant number of contemporary writers, who in their own terms, are enacting Dickinson's poetics of “broken responsiveness.” It ... More


Interview with Jorie Graham

Thomas Gardner

in A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174939
eISBN:
9780199850945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174939.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter presents an interview with Jorie Graham, in which she works away from, all but disavowing, her initial response to Emily Dickinson. The Dickinson she presents in her long opening reading ... More


The Rules of the Flock: Self-Organization and Swarm Structure in Animal Societies

Helmut Satz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198853398
eISBN:
9780191888052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853398.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Flocks of birds, schools of fish and swarms of locusts display amazing forms of collective motion, while huge numbers of glow worms can emit light signals with almost unbelievable synchronization. ... More


Paper Wasps and Vespines

James H. Hunt

in The Evolution of Social Wasps

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195307979
eISBN:
9780199894192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307979.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses paper wasps and vespines. Topics covered include independent-founding Polistinae, swarm-founding Polistinae, and Vespinae.


Simulation Model Overview

Timothy A. Kohler

in Emergence and Collapse of Early Villages: Models of Central Mesa Verde Archaeology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270145
eISBN:
9780520951990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270145.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The agent-based simulation used by the Village Ecodynamics Project is called "Village" and consists of about 17,000 lines of Objective-C code written for the Swarm simulation platform. This chapter ... More


Epilogue

Helmut Satz

in The Rules of the Flock: Self-Organization and Swarm Structure in Animal Societies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198853398
eISBN:
9780191888052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853398.003.0019
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Although swarm structure can lead to negative consequences, such as the extermination of passenger pigeons and (almost) of the American buffalo, it generally greatly enhances the survival of the ... More


The Eighth Plague

Helmut Satz

in The Rules of the Flock: Self-Organization and Swarm Structure in Animal Societies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198853398
eISBN:
9780191888052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853398.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Locust swarms, with billions of individuals, have threatened human food production at all times. Locusts are initially solitary animals; if the lack of food forces them together, they develop a ... More


The Onset of Connectivity

Helmut Satz

in The Rules of the Flock: Self-Organization and Swarm Structure in Animal Societies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198853398
eISBN:
9780191888052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853398.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Placing identical finite sized objects randomly in a plane leads first to cluster formation, eventually to the formation of overall connection: this process is denoted as percolation. It is a ... More


Fiery Clouds in the Jungle

Helmut Satz

in The Rules of the Flock: Self-Organization and Swarm Structure in Animal Societies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198853398
eISBN:
9780191888052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853398.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The bioluminescence of Malaysian fireflies shows extremely precise synchronization, implying that each animal possesses an intrinsic timing device allowing synchronization of all animals in the ... More


Swarming: Number versus Animal?

Eugene Thacker

in Deleuze and New Technology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633364
eISBN:
9780748652600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633364.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines new forms of protest and organisation enabled by new technologies, particularly the use of the idea of swarming as a form of multiplicity in relation to this, presents a set of ... More


Epilogue

Eric Bonabeau, Marco Dorigo, and Guy Theraulaz

in Swarm Intelligence: From Natural to Artificial Systems

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131581
eISBN:
9780197561485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131581.003.0012
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

After seven chapters of swarm-based approaches, where do we stand? First of all, it is clear that social insects and, more generally, natural systems, can bring much insight into the design of ... More


Bio-inspired Artificial Chemistries

Wolfgang Banzhaf and Lidia Yamamoto

in Artificial Chemistries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029438
eISBN:
9780262329460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029438.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Biological systems have inspired a large number of ACs, naturally of a more complex type. Just as their natural counterparts, such artificial systems show a multitude of phenomena and often cannot ... More


Potential Space

James Longenbach

in The Lyric Now

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226715995
eISBN:
9780226716183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226716183.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

No poetry could on its surface be less like Lowell’s or Bidart’s than that of Jorie Graham, the subject of this chapter. Graham extends their association of lyricism with extremity, especially in the ... More


Potential Between Brains: Social Intelligence

Ken Richardson

in Genes, Brains, and Human Potential: The Science and Ideology of Intelligence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231178426
eISBN:
9780231543767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178426.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Chapter 8 describes cognition between animals and their brains in the context of the evolution of social groupings from ants to apes. Even in ants it has entailed a further leap of intelligent ... More


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