Monthly Archives: June 2005

The Hyper-Cortex of Our Collective Intelligence

I’ve just discovered a fascinating paper on The Hyper-Cortex of Human Collective-Intelligence Systems (.pdf) by Marko Antonio Rodriguez, a Ph.D student at the University of California at Santa Cruz and the Center for Evolution, Complexity, and Cognition at Vrije Universiteit … Continue reading


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Growing better CI through better mental modeling

I woke up this morning with some insights about the relationship between mental modeling and collective intelligence. They seem new but one never knows; I could have already thought of them years ago or somebody else may have done so. … Continue reading

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Memories (and mental models) of generic structures

Searching my hard disk for my notes on mental modeling I found fragments of my conversation with Peter Senge about it, in the late 80’s. Asking about how he sees the relationship of collective intelligence and team learning, he shared what follows.
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A local-to-global definition of CI

Collective intelligence as “the property of systems whereby the collective behaviors of entities interacting locally with their environment cause coherent functional global patterns to emerge.”
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Going local to global to local with Duane Elgin

Duane Elgin has just visited Amsterdam and last Friday evening, CommunityIntelligence honored his visit with a dinner dialogue shared by 14 people, followed by delicious deliberations over not less delicious dessert.
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