Group Think

Monday, December 28, 2009

As it happens, humans follow some of the same behavior rules as ants and bees. Len Fisher, author The Perfect Swarm: The Science of Complexity in Everyday Life, discusses what swarms can teach us about parties, traffic and more.


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Comments [7]

Alexander Roberts from Tarrytown

Benjamin Roberts did an agent-based model of complex systems for a high school Intel science project that explained why at a certain density exits become blocked, such as in nightclub fires. Turns out the size of the exit determines when that will happen. He used a simple modeling software called NETLOGO. Check out his local CBS story at:

Dec. 28 2009 11:32 AM
tf from 10075

i know, stop with all this science!

Dec. 28 2009 11:09 AM
hjs from 11211

what about elections?

Dec. 28 2009 11:08 AM
Yosif from NYC

I love that this guy was shocked by how good your questions are Brian. We sometimes take it for granted.

Dec. 28 2009 11:02 AM
yourgo from astoria

ozzies are funny.
wish i wuz there mate..

Dec. 28 2009 11:00 AM
Ryan Enschede from Prospect Heights Brooklyn

Has your guest ever observed professional road racing bicyclists? (Tour de France) Its a wonderful feeling, to be in synchronicity with a group moving fast together and at an extreme level of exertion...

Dec. 28 2009 10:57 AM
the truth from bkny


Dec. 28 2009 10:56 AM

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