Flack, J.C. 2019. Social & economic engineering. InterPlanetary Transmissions: A Genesis. McShae, C. and Krakauer, D.C., eds. SFI Press, Santa Fe, NM.
Flack, J.C. & Laubichler, M. 2019. Engineered societies. Worlds Hidden in Plain Sight, Krakauer, D.C., ed. SFI Press, Santa Fe, NM. Reprinted—originally published in the Christian Science Monitor.
Flack, J.C. Life's information hierarchy. Worlds Hidden in Plain Sight, Krakauer, D.C., ed. SFI Press. Santa Fe, NM. Reprited—originally published in Santa Fe Institute Bulletin and evolved into the chapter with similar title in the Sara Walker Origin of Life volume.
Brush, E., Krakauer, D.C. and Flack, J. C. Conflicts of interest improve collective computation of adaptive social structure. 2018. Science Advances. 4, e1603311
Read about above study here: How living systems compute solutions to problems. Write up by Eleanor Brush & Jessica Flack.
C4 and Jessica Flack profiled in essay by Josh Sokol in 2017 in Quanta Magazine: How Nature Solves Problems Through Computaton The above essay has been syndicated by the The Atlantic
Flack, J.C. 2017. Coarsegraining as a downward causation mechanism in adaptive systems. Phil Trans A. 375, DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2016.0338.
Read about coarse-graining paper here: New paper answers causation conundrum. Write up by Jessica C. Flack
Upcoming working group: Distributed decision making: Universal features of decision making via collective computation, SFI, May 9-11 2018 at Santa Fe institute. Organized by Bryan Daniels & Jessica Flack.
Upcoming workshop: The origins & implications of time in physical & adaptive systems (tentative title). June 18-20. Organized by Jessica Flack, Sean Carroll, Jim Hartle and David Krakauer.
Upcoming working group: Limits to human peformance: Collective effects, June 25-29 2018 at SFI organized by Jessica Flack, John Krakauer and Jim Pallotta.
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 above collective memory study here. How conflict spreads through a society. Write up Eddie Lee, Bryan Daniels, Jessica C. Flack & David C. Krakauer.
SFI short course: Collective Intelligence, Markets & Prediction, NYC, October 12-13, 2017. Organized by Jessica Flack.
Working group: Principles of Collective Behavior 2, Sep 11-13, 2017, at Santa Fe Institute. Organized by Bryan Daniels, Manfred Laubichler and Jessica Flack.
Woking group: Future of Computatonal Social Science, Aug 8-9, 2017, at Santa Fe Institute. Organized by Jessica Flack and David Krakauer.
Daniels, B., Flack, J.C. and Krakauer, D.C. 2017. Dual coding theory explains biphasic collective computation in neural decision-making. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 11: 313 https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2017.00313
Read about above neural crowdsourcing study here: How neurons use crowdsourcing to make decisions by Jessica C. Flack & Bryan C. Daniels.
Flack, J.C. 2017. Life's Information Hierarchy. In Walker, Davies, Ellis, Matter to Life, Cambridge University 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. Organized by Bryan Daniels, Manfred Laubichler and Jessica Flack
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 Neurobiology, 37, 106-113.