Stigmergic epistemology, stigmergic cognition

  title={Stigmergic epistemology, stigmergic cognition},
  author={Leslie Marsh and Christian Onof},
  journal={Cognitive Systems Research},

General theory of stigmergy: Modelling stigma semantics

Stigmergy as a universal coordination mechanism I: Definition and components

Mindscapes and Landscapes: Hayek and Simon on Cognitive Extension

Is complexity primarily an epistemological or an ontological phenomenon? Is there even any coherence at all in suggesting the latter ontological variety? Two of the twentieth century’s greatest minds

Stigmergy as a Universal Coordination Mechanism : components , varieties and applications

The present paper clarifies the issue by defining stigmergy as a mechanism of indirect coordination in which the trace left by an action in a medium stimulates a subsequent action, and analyses the fundamental concepts used in the definition.

Stigmergic self-organization and the improvisation of Ushahidi

Pathologizing Ideology, Epistemic Modesty and Instrumental Rationality

Practical politics is plagued by an unabashed and unrelenting mutual demonization of a given ideology, with each side classing each other’s cluster of ideas as pathological, i.e. “indicative of

Social cognition, artefacts, and stigmergy revisited: Concepts of coordination

Engineering Human Stigmergy

  • I. Susnea
  • Computer Science
    Int. J. Comput. Commun. Control
  • 2015
The concept of virtual pheromones, defined as engrams created by the agents not in the environment, but in a representation thereof – a map – is proposed, and several use cases are outlined, wherein peromones embedded in maps are the key element for inducing stigmergic behavior in human multi-agent systems.

Stigmergy in the design of social environments

Stigmergy is here introduced both as an explanatory principle and as the operative mechanism by which structured environments can operate as mediums of shared knowledge and mediators of self-organizing processes of coordination among loosely coupled individuals.



Accelerating Socio-Technological Evolution: from ephemeralization and stigmergy to the global brain

The future, super-intelligent web is envisioned as a "global brain" for humanity, where the feedback between social and technological advances leads to an extreme acceleration of innovation.

Cognitive Stigmergy: A Framework Based on Agents and Artifacts

A conceptual and engineering framework for exploring the use of stigmergy in the context of societies composed by cognitive / rational agents, as a means for supporting high-level, knowledge-based social activities.

Cognitive Stigmergy: Towards a Framework Based on Agents and Artifacts

A conceptual framework for exploring the use of stigmergy in the context of societies composed by cognitive / rational agents, as a means for supporting highlevel, knowledge-based social activities is discussed.

Brains/Practices/Relativism: Social Theory after Cognitive Science

Brains/Practices/Relativism presents the first major rethinking of social theory in light of cognitive science. Stephen P. Turner focuses especially on connectionism, which views learning as a

Social Connectionism: A Reader and Handbook for Simulations

Many of our thoughts and decisions occur without us being conscious of them taking place; connectionism attempts to reveal the internal hidden dynamics that drive the thoughts and actions of both

A Survey of Environments and Mechanisms for Human-Human Stigmergy

A schema for analyzing stigmergy among humans is developed, examples of which are discussed (some using a computational environment and others antedating digital computation), and how the use of such mechanisms may be extended are suggested.

Groupthink versus The Wisdom of Crowds: The Social Epistemology of Deliberation and Dissent

Trust in the practice of rational deliberation is widespread and largely unquestioned. This paper uses recent work from business contexts to challenge the view that rational deliberation in a group

Group Knowledge Analyzed

One can speak of knowledge in an impersonal sense: It is accepted as knowledge that copper expands when heated, that the capital of Finland is Helsinki, and that no one under 18 years of age is

Cognitive Dimensions of Social Science

What will be the future of social science? Where exactly do we stand, and where do we go from here? What kinds of problems should we be addressing, with what kinds of approaches and arguments? In