Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software

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Simon and Schuster, 10/set/2002 - 288 pagine
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In the tradition of Being Digital and The Tipping Point, Steven Johnson, acclaimed as a "cultural critic with a poet's heart" (The Village Voice), takes readers on an eye-opening journey through emergence theory and its applications. Explaining why the whole is sometimes smarter than the sum of its parts, Johnson presents surprising examples of feedback, self-organization, and adaptive learning. How does a lively neighborhood evolve out of a disconnected group of shopkeepers, bartenders, and real estate developers? How does a media event take on a life of its own? How will new software programs create an intelligent World Wide Web?
In the coming years, the power of self-organization -- coupled with the connective technology of the Internet -- will usher in a revolution every bit as significant as the introduction of electricity. Provocative and engaging, Emergence puts you on the front lines of this exciting upheaval in science and thought.
  

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Review: Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software

Recensione dell'utente  - Corey - Goodreads

A very interesting survey of the phenomenon of bottom-up, disorganized organization that we see in multiple areas of life, anywhere from the molecular level to society as a system to computer gaming ... Leggi recensione completa

Review: Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software

Recensione dell'utente  - Adrian Fridge - Goodreads

Using sociology, biology, engineering, and more, Emergence masterfully expels the notion of centralized governing. A 5-star book held back by its own datedness (2001). Why this book is awesome: "In ... Leggi recensione completa

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Notes
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Bibliography
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Acknowledgments
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Informazioni sull'autore (2002)

Steven Johnson cofounded Feed, the Internet's acclaimed voice on technology, science, and culture. He is the author of Interface Culture and holds a B.A. in semiotics from Brown University and an M.A. in English from Columbia. He lives in New York City.

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