Duncan Watts

[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”

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

Terrence Deacon - Language and complexity: Evolution inside out

[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

[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

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

The Sagan and Feynman Series

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

Will Robots Steal Your Job?

[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

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

Mark Pagel: How language transformed humanity

[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


[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


[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


[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


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

David Eagleman on Possibilianism


[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.


[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




[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.



[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


[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


[1] H+ magazine

Frank Schirrmacher - The age of the informavore


[1] edge.org

Stanislas Dehaene


[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


Frank Schirrmacher

Distilling Free-Form Natural Laws from Experimental Data


Cornell University : Computational Systesis Laboratory

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


[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 ?


[1] Edge.org

Big Bang Briefly

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