steven strogatz

steven strogatz

ted 2004 – The science of sync

for some reason we take pleasure in synchronizing..

what are min requires for spontaneous sync – do you need a brain, do you need to be alive..

sync is perhaps the most pervasive drive in all of nature… a deep tendency toward order …

starlings.. dances of synchrony… choreographing themselves.. for safety

3 simple rules of swarm: 1\ only aware of nearest neighbor 2\ have tendency to line up 3\ all attracted to each other

all changes when predator enters… 4\ get out of the way… then constant splitting and reforming

although looks as if each individual is acting to coop.. it’s really selfish darwinianism.. out of desire to save self… follows rules.. and ends up saving all of them.. looks like thinking as a group.. but they’re not

benefits of swarm… odds of danger to you greatly diminish

we’d like to understand how the rules give rise to the patterns…

in animate can go in sync if has means to communicate…

the bridge – an unintended positive feedback loop

see all the amazing synchrony around us


betting on the sync


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Steven Henry Strogatz (/ˈstrɡæts/; born August 13, 1959) is an Americanmathematician and the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. He iss known for his contributions to the study of synchronization in dynamical systems, for his research in a variety of areas of applied mathematics, includingmathematical biology and complex network and for his outreach work in the public communication of mathematics.



dabbled a bit here: swarm intelligence – and ant network and 99 and 1 and murmuration and free to fly and (stigmergy ness) – self-organizing

then got a bit deeper while reading Kevin Carson‘s regulated state: