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30 November, 2012 in Books, General, Images, Quotes, Research | Tags: Collective Intelligence, Connectionism, Digital media, Emergence, Emergent Systems, Media, Social Networks, Society, Steven Johnson | Leave a comment
Fig. – (book cover) “Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software” (additional link) is a book written by media theorist Steven Berlin Johnson, published in 2001, Scribner. New York, NY.
“The patterns are simple, but followed together, they make for a whole that is wiser than the sum of its parts. Go for a walk; cultivate hunches; write everything down, but keep your folders messy; embrace serendipity; make generative mistakes; take on multiple hobbies; frequent coffee houses and other liquid networks; follow the links; let others build on your ideas; borrow, recycle; reinvent. Build a tangled bank.” — Steven Johnson.