[NetBehaviour] The poietic generator: A net experience for cognitive research

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Tue Sep 25 19:08:40 CEST 2012

The poietic generator: A net experience for cognitive research

Olivier Auber
Former research engineer, Telecom ParisTech


To what extent do networks, interfaces and visualization systems
transform non-instrumental human behavior, including crowd phenomena?
The poietic generator is an experimental network designed to
artificially create a large human crowd. It not only allows everyone
to interact with all the others in real time (via the web or mobile
phone), but also to continuously observe the result of this
interaction in the form of a global picture. Unlike most current
interaction systems (typically those offered by Web 2.0 technologies)
where the global social graph remains inaccessible for commercial
reasons, here everything is known or knowable, in particular for
scientific research. The computability of the temporal dynamics which
is observed in poietic experiments will be discussed with the help of
simplicity theory (as introduced in the previous seminar by J-L.
Dessalles). Other proposals for experiments or conjectures will be


Oct 19 at 2 pm
seminar room is 3B217 (building B, level 3), in the VUB Campus
Etterbeek. Brussel.

Welcome !
(Dante maybe ?)

Olivier Auber

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