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Postext – A Mind for Society

  • Avishalom Shalit
  • Tom Erez
  • Anna Deters
  • Uri Hershberg
  • Eran Shir
  • Sorin Solomon
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3394)

Abstract

We present Postext (pronounced POS-TEH) – a platform for collective thinking. This generic system was originally created in order to assist the community of complexity research to self-organize (the system is operative and can be found at http://complexity.huji.ac.il). In this paper we describe the basic philosophical ideas that promoted its creation, and the circumstances of its specific application to the complexity community.

Keywords

Complexity Community Entire Community Open Content Limited Time Frame Darwinian Revolution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Avishalom Shalit
    • 1
  • Tom Erez
    • 2
  • Anna Deters
    • 3
  • Uri Hershberg
    • 4
  • Eran Shir
    • 5
  • Sorin Solomon
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Multi-Agent DivisionISITorinoItaly
  3. 3.English Dept.Illinois Wesleyan UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  4. 4.Immunology Dept.Yale Medical SchoolNew HavenUSA
  5. 5.Electrical EngineeringTel-Aviv UniversityIsrael

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