Duncan Watts


References
[1] D. J. Watts, Everything Is Obvious: *Once You Know the Answer. Crown Business, 2011, p. 352.
[2] No one is reading your E-mails.


Edward O. Wilson: “The Social Conquest of Earth”


References
[1] E. O. Wilson, The Social Conquest of Earth. Liveright Publishing Corporation,U.S.


Terrence Deacon - Language and complexity: Evolution inside out


References
[1] Terrence Deacon Home Page
[2] T. W. Deacon, Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter. W. W. Norton & Company, 2011, p. 624.


Marc Pagel : Infinite Stupidity




References
[1] M. D. Pagel, Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind. WW Norton & Co, 2012, p. 384.

Complexity Talks by Albert-László Barabási, Geoffrey West












Time-lapse video from ISS

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo.

Learning from Bacteria about Social Networks



References
[1] Wikipedia's page of Eshel Ben-Jacob

The Sagan and Feynman Series







References
[1] The Sagan Series
[2] The Feynman Series
[3] The LongNow Foundation

Will Robots Steal Your Job?













References
[1] Full set of articles on robots at Slate.com
[2] How robots think: an introduction at ArsTechnica
[3] Free courses on AI from Peter Norvig & Sebastian Thrun
[4] S. Russell and P. Norvig, Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach. Prentice Hall, 2009, p. 1152.


Why Cities Keep Growing, Corporations and People Always Die, and Life Gets Faster by Geoffrey West




References
[1] Edge Page about the talk of Geoffrey West
[2] Web page's of Geoffrey West

Mark Pagel: How language transformed humanity











References
[1] M. D. Pagel, Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind. WW Norton & Co, 2012, p. 384.


Peter Kareiva & J. Stephen Lansing: Conservation in the Real World





References

[1] P. Kareiva, H. Tallis, T.H. Ricketts, G.C. Daily, and S. Polasky, Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services, Oxford University Press, USA, 2011.
[2] J.S. Lansing, Priests and Programmers: Technologies of Power in the Engineered Landscape of Bali, Princeton University Press, 2007.

The Empathic Civilisation by Jeremy Rifkin


References


[1] J. Rifkin, The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis, Jeremy P. Tarcher, 2010.

Big History

Kevin Kelly : What Technology Wants





References:


[1] K. Kelly, What Technology Wants, Viking Books, 2010.
[2] K. Kelly Home Page

Les nouvelles technologies : révolution culturelle et cognitive – Michel Serres

CANCERING: Listening In On The Body's Proteomic Conversation




References


[1] Wikipedia's page on Proteomics
[2] Edge.org page on CANCERING

David Eagleman on Possibilianism





References


[1] Possibilian web site
[2] D. Eagleman, Sum: Tales from the Afterlives, Canongate Books Ltd, 2010.
[3] D. Eagleman web site

Robert Sapolsky









Robert Sapolsky on human learning and being open to new experiences from National Humanities Center on Vimeo.




References


[1] Robert Sapolsky Bio page at Edge.org
[2] Robert Sapolsky, Monkeyluv: And Other Lessons in Our Lives as Animals
[3] Robert Sapolsky, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
[4] TOXO A Conversation with Robert Sapolsky
[5] Under Pressure: The Search for a Stress Vaccine
[6] The Brain Eating Vaccine Conspiracy

The new science of morality

JONATHAN HAIDT TALK:



JOSHUA D. GREENE TALK:


References


[1] Edge.org
[2] J. Henrich, S.J. Heine, and A. Norenzayan, "The weirdest people in the world?," The Behavioral and brain sciences, vol. 33, 2010, pp. 1-23.
[3] Jonathan Haidt, The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
[4] H. Mercier and D. Sperber, "Why do humans reason? Arguments for an argumentative theory," Behavioral and Brain Sciences., 2010.

Environment











References


[1] D.J. MacKay, Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air, UIT Cambridge Ltd., 2009.
[2] S. Brand, Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto, Atlantic Books, 2010.
[3] Edge's page about Stephen Schneider
[4] Age of Stupid
[5] J. Rockström, W. Steffen, K. Noone, A. Persson, F.S. Chapin, E.F. Lambin, T.M. Lenton, M. Scheffer, C. Folke, H.J. Schellnhuber, B. Nykvist, C.A. de Wit, T. Hughes, S. van Der Leeuw, H. Rodhe, S. Sörlin, P.K. Snyder, R. Costanza, U. Svedin, M. Falkenmark, L. Karlberg, R.W. Corell, V.J. Fabry, J. Hansen, B. Walker, D. Liverman, K. Richardson, P. Crutzen, and J.A. Foley, "A safe operating space for humanity.," Nature, vol. 461, 2009, pp. 472-5.


Benoît Mandelbrot






References:

[1] Fractales, hasard et finance
[2] The (Mis) Behaviour of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin and Reward
[3] A theory of roughness : A talk with Benoit Mandelbrot on Edge.org




Reverse Engineer the Human Brain



Reference


[1] H+ magazine

Frank Schirrmacher - The age of the informavore


References


[1] edge.org

Stanislas Dehaene


References


[1] Stanislas Dehaene, Reading in the Brain: The Science and Evolution of a Human Invention, Viking Books, 2009.
[2] Edge.org

Informavaore Panel on Edge.org with David Gelernter, Frank Schirrmacher and Andrian Kreye


References


Frank Schirrmacher
Edge.org

Distilling Free-Form Natural Laws from Experimental Data


References


Cornell University : Computational Systesis Laboratory

Daniel Dennett, Jeff Hawkins & Sebastian Seung, Conscience and brain theory










References


[1] D.C. Dennett, Consciousness Explained, Penguin Books Ltd, 2007.
[2] J. Hawkins and S. Blakeslee, On Intelligence, St. Martin's Griffin, 2005.
[3] D. George and J. Hawkins, "Towards a mathematical theory of cortical micro-circuits.," PLoS computational biology, vol. 5, 2009, p. e1000532.
[4] Numenta, Inc

Sean Carroll - Why does the universe look the way it does ?


References


[1] Edge.org

Big Bang Briefly



BIG BANG BIG BOOM - the new wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.