The Resource Emergence : the connected lives of ants, brains, cities, and software, Steven Johnson

Emergence : the connected lives of ants, brains, cities, and software, Steven Johnson

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Emergence : the connected lives of ants, brains, cities, and software
Title
Emergence
Title remainder
the connected lives of ants, brains, cities, and software
Statement of responsibility
Steven Johnson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Emergence is what happens when an interconnected system of relatively simple elements self-organizes to form more intelligent, more adaptive higher-level behavior. It's a bottom-up model rather than being engineered by a general or a master planner, emergence begins at the ground level. Systems that at first glance seem vastly different--ant colonies, human brains, cities, immune systems--all turn out to follow the rules of emergence. In each of these systems, agents residing on one scale start producing behavior that lies a scale above them: ants create colonies, urbanites create neighborhoods. Author Steven Johnson takes readers on an eye-opening intellectual journey from the discovery of emergence to its applications. He introduces us to our everyday surroundings, offering surprising examples of feedback, self-organization, and adaptive learning. Drawing upon evolutionary theory, urban studies, neuroscience, and computer games, Emergence is a guidebook to one of the key components of twenty-first-century culture. Until recently, Johnson explains, the disparate philosophers of emergence have worked to interpret the world. But today they are starting to change it. This book is the riveting story of that change and what it means for the future
Cataloging source
DLC
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1968-
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Johnson, Steven
Dewey number
003/.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
Q325
LC item number
.J65 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Self-organizing systems
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Systems engineering
  • Systèmes auto-organisés
  • Intelligence collective
  • Ingénierie des systèmes
  • Self-organizing systems
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Systems engineering
  • Zelforganiserende systemen
  • Software
  • Selbstorganisation
  • Ingénierie des systèmes
  • Intelligence collective
  • Systèmes auto-organisés
  • Emergenz
  • Selbst organisierendes System
  • Verteiltes System
Label
Emergence : the connected lives of ants, brains, cities, and software, Steven Johnson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3
  • The Pattern Match
  • 101
  • 4
  • Listening to Feedback
  • 130
  • 5
  • Control Artist
  • 163
  • 6
  • Introduction: Here Comes Everybody!
  • The Mind Readers
  • 195
  • 7
  • See What Happens
  • 227
  • 11
  • 1
  • The Myth of the Ant Queen
  • 29
  • 2
  • Street Level
  • 73
Extent
1 online resource (288 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033562080
Label
Emergence : the connected lives of ants, brains, cities, and software, Steven Johnson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3
  • The Pattern Match
  • 101
  • 4
  • Listening to Feedback
  • 130
  • 5
  • Control Artist
  • 163
  • 6
  • Introduction: Here Comes Everybody!
  • The Mind Readers
  • 195
  • 7
  • See What Happens
  • 227
  • 11
  • 1
  • The Myth of the Ant Queen
  • 29
  • 2
  • Street Level
  • 73
Extent
1 online resource (288 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033562080

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