[FRIAM] Re: Friam Digest, Vol 23, Issue 15 - amthros in the tech workplace

Robert Lancaster rlanc at broomstraw.net
Mon May 23 00:17:27 GMT+4 2005


On May 22, 2005, at 9:01 AM, Friam-request at redfish.com wrote:

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>    1. RE: Friam Digest, Vol 23, Issue 14 (Nicholas Thompson)
>    2. flying, flocking distributed computers (Sven Gato Redsun)
>    3. Financial Times piece on anthros in the tech workplace
>       (Michael Agar)
>    4. The trouble with physicists (Robert Holmes)
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> Date: Sat, 21 May 2005 10:19:19 -0600
> From: "Nicholas Thompson" <nickthompson at earthlink.net>
> Subject: [FRIAM] RE: Friam Digest, Vol 23, Issue 14
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> I just met a guy from nesci (new england complexity ..... etc) which  
> seems
> to be an autonomous softmoney institute in Harvard Square.  Seem to be
> working on the "turtles all the way down" problem ,   agents of agents  
> of
> agents... etc.  very intesting.  ought to involve them in any  
> electronic
> reach out rushing nick.
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> Nicholas S. Thompson
> Professor of Psychology and Ethology
> Clark University
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>> [Original Message]
>> From: <Friam-request at redfish.com>
>> To: <Friam at redfish.com>
>> Date: 5/21/2005 10:00:43 AM
>> Subject: Friam Digest, Vol 23, Issue 14
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>>    1. RE: Extension of Friday Morning Meeting (Stephen Guerin)
>>    2. AW: [FRIAM] Extension of Friday Morning Meeting (Jochen Fromm)
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>> Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 10:02:26 -0600
>> From: "Stephen Guerin" <stephen.guerin at redfish.com>
>> Subject: RE: [FRIAM] Extension of Friday Morning Meeting
>> To: "The Friday Morning Applied Complexity Coffee Group"
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>> Jochen,
>>
>> Sorry for the delay in responding. A group of us are at the Arrowhead
> conference
>> this week...
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>> Our current meeting place at St. John's does have wireless though  
>> we're
> not sure
>> how dependable. The meetings are very informal that rarely have a
> conversation
>> that engages the whole group once the size is abobve 8 people. We  
>> tried
> web cams
>> briefly last year but found them to be disruptive to the flow of
> spontaneous
>> interaction. That said, perhaps the WedTech meetings would be more
> appropriate
>> to webcast as there is usually a more structured presentation. Those
> happen
>> around 1p on Wednesdays every few weeks. Are you available for those?
>>
>> -Steve
>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Jochen Fromm [mailto:Jochen.Fromm at uni-kassel.de]
>>> Sent: Friday, May 20, 2005 8:22 AM
>>> To: 'The Friday Morning Applied Complexity Coffee Group'
>>> Subject: AW: [FRIAM] Extension of Friday Morning Meeting
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>>> Sorry, I made a number of mistakes, the time difference for example  
>>> is
> only
>>> 8 hours (9am in Santa Fe about 5pm here). Was it a bad idea to  
>>> enlarge
> the
>>> meeting? You certainly have a WLAN connection in the cafe? Or is  
>>> there
> no
>>> meeting anymore?
>>>
>>> -J.
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>> Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 20:47:31 +0200
>> From: "Jochen Fromm" <Jochen.Fromm at uni-kassel.de>
>> Subject: AW: [FRIAM] Extension of Friday Morning Meeting
>> To: "'The Friday Morning Applied Complexity Coffee Group'"
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>> I do not know what WedTech meetings are, but Wednesday is of course  
>> OK,
> too.
>> I thought it would be nice to use techniques like instant messaging  
>> (AOL
> or
>> Yahoo Instant Messenger, ICQ) and chat (IRC) for something useful: to
>> exchange ideas, to discuss problems, etc. You usually do not meet  
>> people
>> interested in complex systems, complexity or emergence with these  
>> tools.
> It
>> would also be interesting to select each week (or month) a paper about
>> complex systems, swarm intelligence or ALife and discuss it online,  
>> like
> the
>> complex systems reading group (CSRG) from the University of Michigan.  
>> This
>> would probably generate too much traffic for a mailing list.
>>
>> -J.
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> Message: 2
> Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 01:13:34 -0400
> From: Sven Gato Redsun <svengato at svengato.com>
> Subject: [FRIAM] flying, flocking distributed computers
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> http://linuxdevices.com/news/NS2142584362.html
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> Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 09:05:49 -0400
> From: "Michael Agar" <magar at anth.umd.edu>
> Subject: [FRIAM] Financial Times piece on anthros in the tech
> 	workplace
> To: <friam at redfish.com>
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   "Does this mean that anthropologists are simply helping to exploit  
consumers?"
    In these cases, yes.
> Anthro colleague at Intel sent me this:
>
> http://news.ft.com/cms/s/cd6cfbd4-c75c-11d9-9765-00000e2511c8.html
>
> Mike
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> Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 08:56:54 -0600
> From: "Robert Holmes" <robert at holmesacosta.com>
> Subject: [FRIAM] The trouble with physicists
> To: "'The Friday Morning Applied Complexity Coffee Group'"
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> These posts that Sven forwarded to me are terrific. All about what  
> happens
> when physicists decide to colonize another academic field they know  
> nothing
> about. The seven-step description in the the second link resonates
> particularly.
>
> http://crookedtimber.org/2005/05/19/isolated-social-networkers/
>
> http://www.cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/weblog/347.html
>
> Also, you have to love an article (link #2 above, written by a  
> physicist)
> that includes lines like "...our tendency to hallucinate power laws is  
> a
> disgrace" complete with a link to tons of exaples of the same.
>
> robert
> (BA Physics)
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Robert Lancaster




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