Last Wednesday I was thrilled to be able to speak at the Infopresse conference at L’Excentris. Apart from being included amongst some of our brightest and best, I was able to present for the first time my talk called “The Oncoming Social Data Analysis Revolution”. View the full presentation here.
His talk entitled “An Architecture For Cooperation” argues for a new ‘physics of society’ that’s rooted in recent advances in research in cognitive science, social network analysis, and new media studies. Stowe argues that people are a liquid, with elastic changing bonds between people and even to the extent of experiencing multiphrenia (multiple, co-existing and sometimes contradictory personae) in their everyday use of social networks. (Ideas that have echoed in my own experience…. )
Stowe is writing a book tentatively titled “Liquid City: A Liquid, Not A Solid; A City, Not An Army”, which will be released onto the world chapter by chapter on his blog www.stoweboyd.com. I can’t wait to hear more from him and carry on exchanging ideas.
As a physicist kicking off the day speaking about web anthropology, I couldn’t have been happier to listen to an anthropologist talk about physics to finish the day.
Now I know we’re getting somewhere.