BATMAN v SUPERMAN, a swarm decides!

BATMAN v SUPERMAN, a swarm decides!

With the film BATMAN v SUPERMAN slated for release early next year, an online debate has erupted that pits the man in black against the man in blue. Rather than endlessly argue, we put this question to a SWARM of college students, harnessing their collective intelligence. …
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SOCIAL SWARMS reveal trends and views

SOCIAL SWARMS reveal trends and views

FACEBOOK or TWITTER?   INSTAGRAM or SNAPCHAT?   We wanted to get a quick impression of how today's college students view current social media platforms. Instead of taking a poll, or running a survey, we had a group of 30 college seniors come…
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SWARM INTELLIGENCE Predicts Kentucky Will Lose

SWARM INTELLIGENCE Predicts Kentucky Will Lose

Last week we asked a SWARM INTELLIGENCE to predict the match-ups in the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA basketball tournament.* Of course, every individual has their own unique strategy for filling out their brackets, from favorite mascots to detailed statistical analysis, but…
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Of Mold and Men (and social swarms…)

Of Mold and Men (and social swarms…)

I think about slime mold a lot.  And fish.  And birds.  And all other social creatures that have evolved to amplify their collective intelligence by collaborating in closed-loop systems.  We have many names for these natural systems, including flocks, schools, shoals, blooms, herds, and swarms. In…
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