Mar 29, 2013

map of the social brain


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    physics-economics


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    • Eric Weinstein
      Mathematician and Economist; Principal, Natron Group
    • Economic Triptych: Marginal Revolution II. These panels are actually maps of maps designed to show mathematicians and physicists that economics has the same deep structure as fundamental physics and differential geometry. The first panel shows the 'indifference map' and budget constraints of a consumer painted onto a so-called fiber bundle generalizing the x-y plane. The second shows economist François Divisia's 1925 economic theory of price and quantity indices for this consumer has the structure of an electromagnetic potential capable of reproducing the 1959 Aharonov-Bohm physical effect. The last panel shows that the theory of economic welfare has the structure of an infinite dimensional principal bundle whose symmetries are well-known to string theorists as the Virosoro group. It is depicted here in 3 visual dimensions as the mathematician's Hopf Fibration.

    human disease network


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    • Albert-Laszlo Barabasi Network scientist; Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University; director, Center for Complex Network Research; Author, Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do
      How diseases link to each other thanks to the shared genes. We call it the diseasome.
      Credit: Kwang-Il Goh, Michael E. Cusick, David Valle, Barton Childs, Marc Vidal, Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

    the speciation of religion


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    • Juan EnriquezCEO, Biotechonomy; was Founding Director, Harvard Business School's Life Sciences Project; author, The Untied States of America Rodrigo Martinez Life Sciences Chief Strategist at IDEO

      Religions, like animals, plants and bacteria, speciate. If beliefs and institutions don't adapt and adopt, as the environment changes, they too go extinct. This map illustrates some of the speciation that occurred with three of the world's great religions after originating from a common Abrahamic belief. (P.S most don't adapt which is why > 90% of the world's religions and Gods are now extinct…)

    a speakers map of the mind


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    • Mark Pagel
      Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Reading University, England and The Santa Fe Institute

      The oldest words in our lexicon (largest font in image) change through history slowly enough that they might have been recognized by people living 15,000 years ago or more, younger words (small font) would not. Our ancient shared speech is dominated in all languages by social relations: you, me (I), what we do, to whom, and has been throughout our history. Map credit: Mark Pagel and Andreea Claude

    flavor network


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    • Yong-Yeol_Ahn postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Complex Network Research at Northeastern University and a visiting researcher at the Center for Cancer Systems Biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

      Flavor network: culinary ingredients and their chemical relationship. The color of each ingredient represents the food category that the ingredient belongs, and the size of an ingredient is proportional to the frequency we use. Two culinary ingredients are connected if they share many flavor compounds. The thickness of an edge represents the number of shared flavor compounds.

    tsunami sumatra map


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    • Bruce ParkerVisiting Professor, Center for Maritime Systems, Stevens Institute of Technology; author of The Power of the Sea: Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves and Our Quest to Predict Disasters
    • The first twelve hours of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami caused by a 900-mile long submarine earthquake (indicated by the stars). But it was the first two hours that were most devastating.Only 17 minutes after the earthquake, a 100-foot tsunami bulldozed towns out of existence along the Aceh coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia. In less than an hour 240,000 were dead. In less than two hours smaller but still powerful tsunami waves had killed 7,500 in Thailand, 31,000 in Sir Lanka, and 16,000 in India. Submarine ridges focused the tsunami wave energy like a lens focuses light, eventually guiding them out of the Indian Ocean and up the Atlantic, though now greatly reduced in size. It was that same bathymetric effect that sometimes determined who would live and who would die. More than 8,500 Sri Lankans died in Kalmunai at the shoreward end of a submarine ridge, while eight miles south only 2 died in Oluvil at the shoreward end of a submarine canyon. This is a modified version of a model-produced map from NOAA’s National Geophysical Data Center.

    maps 21st century




    Arman Leroi

    In memory of BENOIT MANDELBROT 1924 — 2010
    "Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles,
    and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line."



    Introduction
    Three years ago, Edge collaborated with The Serpentine Gallery in London in a program of "table-top experiments" as part of the Serpentine's Experiment Marathon . This live event was featured along with the Edge/Serpentine collaboration: "What Is Your Formula? Your Equation? Your Algorithm? Formulae For the 21st Century."
    Hans Ulrich Obrist, curator of the Serpentine, invited Edge to collaborate in his latest project, The Serpentine Map Marathon, produced in conjunction with DLD (Digital - Life - Design) Saturday and Sunday, 16 – 17 October, at Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR (Map). The multi-dimensional Map Marathon features non-stop live presentations by over 50 artists, poets, writers, philosophers, scholars, musicians, architects, designers and scientists. The two-day event takes place in London during Frieze Art Fair week.
    In addition to presenting maps by Edge contributors, the Marathon featured a panel of Edge contributors Lewis WolpertArmand Leroi, with myself as moderator, at the Royal Geographical Society.
    Click on images to enlarge or click here to begin slide show.


    Eduardo Salcedo-Albarán Philosopher; Founder, Manager, METODO

    Lewis Wolpert Biologist, University College; Author, Six Impossible Things to Do Before Breakfast
    Armand Leroi Evolutionary Developmental Biologist, Imperial College: Author, Mutants: On Genetic Variatey and The Human Body

    Kai Krause Software Pioneer, Author 'I think... there... 4am'
    Tim Berners-Lee Engineer; Director, World-Wide Web Consortium
    Sean Carroll Theoretical Physicist, Caltech; Author, From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ulitmate Theory Of Time
    Douglas Rushkoff Media Analyst; Documentary Writer; Author, Program or Be Programmed
    Joan Chiao Assistant Professor, Brain, Behavior, and Cognition; Social Psychology; Northwestern University

    Nicholas A. Christakis Physician and Social Scientist, Harvard University; Coauthor, Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives
    James Fowler Political Scientist, University of California, San Diego; Coauthor, Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives

    Emanuel Derman Professor, Financial Engineering, Columbia University; Principal, Prisma Capital Partners; Former Head, Quantitative Strategies Group, Equities Division, Goldman Sachs & Co.; Author, My Life As A Quant

    Jennifer Jacquet Post-doctoral researcher at the University of British Columbia

    Joel Gold Psychiatrist; Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine

    J. Craig Venter Genome Scientist, J. Craig Venter Institute; Author, A Life Decoded

    Gino Segré Physicist, University of Pennsylvania; Author, Faust In Copenhagen: A Struggle for the Soul Of Physics
    Bruce Sterling Novelist; Author, The Caryatids
    Laurence C. Smith Professor of Geography and Earth & Space Sciences, UCLA; Author,The World in 2050: Four Fources Shaping Civilization's Northern Future
    Cesar Hidalgo Assistant Professor, The Media Laboratory, MIT; Faculty Associate, Center for International Development, Harvard
    Bryan Hunt Artist

    George Dyson Science Historian; Author, Project Orion
    Brian Knutson Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience; Stanford University

    Neri Oxman Architect and Designer, MIT Media Lab
    George F. Smoot Cosmologist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Recipient, The Nobel Prize For Physics 2006; Coauthor, Wrinkles in Time
    James Croak Artist
    Dimitar Sasselov 
    Astrophysicist, Harvard
    Dave McKeanArtist, designer and filmmaker
    Carlo Ratti
    Architect and Engineer; director, MIT Senseable City Lab

    Nicholas HumphreyPsychologist, London School of Economics; Author, Soul Dust

    Christopher Stringer 
    Research paleoanthropologist at The Natural History Museum, London; Author, Homo Britannicus

    Xeni Jardin
     Tech Culture Journalist; Partner, Contributor, Co-editor, Boing Boing; Executive Producer, host, Boing Boing Video
    Bruce Parker Visiting Professor, Center for Maritime Systems, Stevens Institute of Technology; author of The Power of the Sea: Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves and Our Quest to Predict Disasters

    W. Daniel Hillis
     Physicist Computer Scientist; Chairman, Applied Minds, Inc.; author, The Pattern on the Stone
    Alvy Ray Smith engineer and computer graphics pioneer; co-founder of Pixar; founder of Altamira Software
    Yong-Yeol Ahn postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Complex Network Research at Northeastern University and a visiting researcher at the Center for Cancer Systems Biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Mark Pagel Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Reading University, England and The Santa Fe Institute
    John D Barrow Cosmologist, Theoretical Physicist, Mathematician. He is currently Research Professor of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge; Author, Cosmic Imagery: Key Images In The History of Science
    Stewart Pimm Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology; Author, The World According to Pimm: a Scientist Audits the Earth
    Juan Enriquez CEO, Biotechonomy; was Founding Director, Harvard Business School's Life Sciences Project; author, The Untied States of America
    Rodrigo Martinez Life Sciences Chief Strategist at IDEO
    Garrett A. Lisi Independent Theoretical Physicist; author, "An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything"
    George Church Professor, Harvard University, Director, Personal Genome Project
    John Maeda Graphic Designer; Computer Scientist; President, Rhode Island School of Design; Author, The Laws of Simplicity
    Alexander Kluge Author and Film Director
    John Tooby Co-Director, Center for Evolutionary Psychology, Professor, Integrative Anthropological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Richard Saul Wurman Architect; designer; Founder, TED conference
    Albert Laszlo Barabasi Network scientist; Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University; director, Center for Complex Network Research; Author, Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do
    Aaron Koblin Artist and graphic designer; Technology Lead of Google's Creative Lab
    Kevin Kelly Editor-At-Large, Wired; Author, What Technology Wants
    Timothy Taylor Archaeologist, University of Bradford; Author, The Artificial Ape
    Tom Frankland, Illustrator
    Serian Sumner Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology, London 
    Gianluigi Ricuperati Writer and journalist
    Tom Standage Writer and journalist; Digital Editor of The Economist
    Eric Weinstein Mathematician and Economist; Principal, Natron Group