We work on fundamental problems in evolutionary theory concerning collective behavior, collective computation, and collective intelligence—at all levels of biological organization—from societies of cells to societies of individuals to machine-human hybrid societies SFI | @C4COMPUTATION | C4VIMEO | JESSICA FLACK | DAVID KRAKAUER
New study: Lee, E., Daniels, B.C., Krakauer, D.C. & Flack, J.C. 2017. Collective memory in primate conflict implied by temporal scaling collapse . Royal Society Interface. DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2017.0223 Read about collective memory study here . Upcoming SFI short course: Collective Intelligence, Markets & Prediction, NYC, October 12-13. Upcoming working group: Principles of Collective Behavior 2 , Sep 11-13, 2017, at Santa Fe Institute. C4 and Jessica Flack profiled in essay by Josh Sokol in Quanta Magazine: How Nature Solves Problems Through Computaton The above essay has been reprinted in The Atlantic Flack, J.C. In press. Coarsegraining as a downward causation mechanism in adaptive systems. Phil Trans A. Woking group: Future of Computatonal Social Science , Aug 8-9, 2017, at Santa Fe Institute Daniels, B., Flack, J.C. and Krakauer, D.C. In press. Dual coding theory explains biphasic collective computation in neural decision-making . Frontiers in Neuroscience. Brush, E., Krakauer, D.C. and Flack, J. Conflict improves collective computation in social systems. In review. Science Advances. Flack, J.C. Life's Information Hierarchy. In Walker, Davies, Ellis, Matter to Life, MIT Press. 283-302. Daniels, B., Krakauer, D.C., and Flack, J.C., 2017. Control of critical behavior in a small-scale, collective social system. Nature Communications, 8 14301 Working group: Quantifying Collective Behavior in Living Systems , May 3-5, 2017, at Santa Fe Institute. Flack gives talk on Lessons for Social System Engineering from Collective Computation in Nature , March 20 at Google Ventures Daniels, B., Ellison, C.J., Krakauer, D.C. and Flack, J.C. 2016. Quantifying collectivity . Current Opinion in Neurob iology, 37, 106-113.