Mar 29, 2013
- 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.
- 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
- 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…)
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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."
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 Wolpert, Armand Leroi, with myself as moderator, at the Royal Geographical Society.
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Eduardo Salcedo-Albarán Philosopher; Founder, Manager, METODO
Lewis Wolpert Biologist, University College; Author, Six Impossible Things to Do Before Breakfast
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
Marina Abramovic Artist
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
Matthew Ritchie Artist
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
John Baldessari Artist
Dave McKeanArtist, designer and filmmaker
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
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
Jonas Mekas Artist
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
Olafur Eliasson Artist
Maruzio Cattelan Artist
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