Nov 02

Battling insurgency in war-torn nations with immersive 3D sims (Wired UK)

Battling insurgency in war-torn nations with immersive 3D sims

Simudyne founder Justin Lyon believes his simulation software, founded in complexity science and visualised in 3D, will change the future of all decision-making — but can it work in help win wars?

 

Barbara Truman‘s insight:

No mention of transdisciplinarity in this news piece, but I find myself in agreement with Lyon about the value of simulation and how not to use it should be malpractice in some cases. Practicing on human for health care, education, and peace keeping no longer needs to be such a crap shoot. Connecting collaboration networks is timely to use such technology. .

See on www.wired.co.uk

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Nov 02

EFSA expert: We need to think out of the box on infectious diseases

EFSA expert: We need to think out of the box on infectious diseases

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is launching a new initiative on infectious diseases after a series of recent outbreaks in the EU, such as the Bluetongue (in Northern Europe in 2006), Schmallenberg (in 2011) and Q fever (in the…

 

Barbara Truman‘s insight:

This article does not mention using CVEs such as when swine flu was a concern in Eqypt, but does cite preparedness for dealing with exotic infectious diseases due to investment in transdisciplinarity. Diverse experts modeling outbreaks and impacts are becoming more common.

See on www.euractiv.com

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Oct 15

Otto Scharmer: Theory U — Leading from the Future as It Emerges | Integral Leadership Review

Leading from the Future as It Emerges

Otto Scharmer: Theory U — Leading from the Future as It Emerges

 

Barbara Truman‘s insight:

*Delighted* to see this interview of MIT’s Dr. Otto Scharmer from  Dr. Russ Volckmann of the Integral Leadership Insititute. The notion of leading self using new collaborative platforms resonates with me to promote positive transformation in communities, including virtual-physical hybrid communities. Presencing and Theory U offer a valuable framework on many levels.

See on integralleadershipreview.com

Permanent link to this article: http://barbaratruman.com/1013-otto-scharmer-theory-u-leading-from-the-future-as-it-emerges-integral-leadership-review/

Oct 11

Google and NASA’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab

Google and NASA’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab

 

A peek at the early days of the Quantum AI Lab: a partnership between NASA, Google, and a 512-qubit D-Wave Two quantum computer. Learn more at http://google….

 

Barbara Truman‘s insight:

… superposition, ‘both and’, entangement… these computing capabilities will create the most powerful environments made up of the multiverse and metaverse. Toward transdisciplinarity.

Permanent link to this article: http://barbaratruman.com/google-and-nasas-quantum-artificial-intelligence-lab/

Oct 08

Transdisciplinarity: Challenges, Approaches and Opportunities

TRANSDISCIPLINARITY: CHALLENGES, APPROACHES AND OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CUSP OF HISTORY

Barbara Truman‘s insight:

Here is an open access report from the UK’s International Network for Transdisciplinary Research (INTR) led by Transtechnology

Research, Plymouth University. Does not discuss CVEs, rather it seeks practical, pragmatic applications and pedagogy in support of transdisciplinarity. Call for radical change in institutions for operations and ways of thinking, but not at the expense of disciplines, rather as an extension to offer opportunity for complementary inquiry to discover that what was not thought possible.

See on trans-techresearch.net

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Aug 26

Researchers granted patent for system that fuses human and computer intelligence | Penn State University

Researchers granted patent for system that fuses human and computer intelligence

In complex crisis situations involving military situation awareness, homeland security and other time-sensitive scenarios, teams of experts must often make difficult decisions within a narrow time frame.

 

Barbara Truman‘s insight:

cognitive agent architectures- this is the kind of stuff that will make it possible for games to play us as Jesse Schell talks about when he is sad that Mario does not know him after all the years they have played together. I think research into these type of architectures can someday allow everyone in the family to play digital games where the software is multi-adaptive to different abilities. Way cool.

See on news.psu.edu

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Jul 20

Let’s Shake Up the Social Sciences

Let’s Shake Up the Social Sciences

It is time to create new social science departments that reflect the breadth and complexity of the problems we face as well as the novelty of 21st-century science.

Barbara Truman‘s insight:

One of the topics I am researching diligently is dialogue in collaborative virtual environments. Alexander Christakis along with Kenneth Bausch wrote, How People Harness their Collective Wisdom and Power to Construct the Future in Co-Laboratories of Democracy.

How nice to see Alexander’s son Niicholas from Yale University write this piece in the New York Times today calling for interdisciplinary programs in the social sciences. Why? To better solve wicked problems in our complex world. Networked Science. Coming to a CVE near you soon.

See on www.nytimes.com

Permanent link to this article: http://barbaratruman.com/lets-shake-up-the-social-sciences/

Jul 12

How Virtual Reality Games Can Impact Society, Encourage Prosperity | PBS NewsHour | July 11, 2013

How Virtual Reality Games Can Impact Society, Encourage Prosperity

Video games give players super powers and transport them to new worlds. How might this technology be used to transform society and your financial prospects?

 

Barbara Truman‘s insight:

How can these environments be used for cross generational learning where everyone wins? Who will lead in the design and research to apply these findings?

See on www.pbs.org

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Jul 12

Open Data Tools: Turning Data into ‘Actionable Intelligence’

Open Data Tools: Turning Data into ‘Actionable Intelligence’

My previous two articles were on open access and open data. They conveyed major changes that are underway around the globe in the methods by which scientific an

 

Barbara Truman‘s insight:

Great article Shannon! Which organizations are leading the way to provide well-managed, open data in combination with collaborative virtual environments. Surely participatory citizen science and collective intelligence can intersect to accerate research innovation in these spaces.

See on www.scilogs.com

Permanent link to this article: http://barbaratruman.com/open-data-tools-turning-data-into-actionable-intelligence/

Jul 10

From ‘World of Warcraft’ to Weight Loss: How Virtual Reality Can Change Behavior | TIME.com

From World of Warcraft to Weight Loss: How Virtual Reality Can Change Behavior

Most studies involving video games and avatars have been connected with weight gain, but seeing our virtual selves could also melt pounds away — if the avatar adopts the right healthy habits.

 

Barbara Truman‘s insight:

More evidence that everyone who wants to improve their “self” should create an avatar that can be modified. Reflexivity and habit formation are reciprocated. This article may involve unlearning, but not necessarily unknowing as in engagement with dialogue.

See on healthland.time.com

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