Sunday, November 25, 2012


reading Howard's great book...

monika hardy: stigmergy. no planning/management needed. just the free space for adjacent possibilities to flourish
There's a word for this type of self-organizing behavior: stigmergy. Stigmergy is the name for the way complex activities or structures can emerge without any kind of central planning and control. In this case, individual ants leave traces in the environment that coordinate, trigger, and channel further behavior by other ants.
bleeding into adjacent possibilities - steven johnson

then via amy
So weird. In my FB "Study Group" we talk a lot about a "Self-Ordering World" based on an interview I'll post below. The topic of "memergy" came up the other day...