History and Effects of the Civilization

[1] A History of Violence and Edge Master Class 2011 by Steven Pinker
[2] Edge.org
[3] S. Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. Viking Adult, 2011, p. 832.
[4] Steven Pinker Profile
[1] N. Ferguson, Civilization: The West and the Rest. Penguin Press HC, The, 2011, p. 432.

Bio-inspired designs :Thomas Heatherwick & Matt Pearson


[1] M. Pearson, Generative Art, Manning Publications, 2011.

Carlo Ratti: Architecture that senses and responds

Kevin Kelly : What Technology Wants


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

Changing Education Paradigms by K. Robinson and Malcolm McLaren


[1] K. Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, Viking Adult, 2009.
[2] K. Robinson, Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, Capstone, 2001.
[3] K. Robinson' web site

Robotic Flowers

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

My day with an Electric Car



[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

Malcolm Gladwell - Pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce


[1] Malcolm Gladwell home page
[2] Malcolm Gladwell, Blink: The Power Of Thinking Without Thinking, Back Bay Books, 2007.

Clay Shirky - Institutions vs. collaboration

Reverse Engineer the Human Brain


[1] H+ magazine

Nicholas Christakis - Connected


[1] Nicholas Christakis, Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives