An Agent-Based Model of Social Identity Dynamics

According to optimal distinctiveness theory (ODT), individuals prefer social groups that are relatively distinct compared to other groups in the individuals’ social environment. Distinctive groups (i.e., groups of moderate relative size) are deemed “optimal” because they allow for feelings of inclusion and social connection while simultaneously providing a basis for differentiating the self from others. […]

(60 Years of) Essentially Contested Concepts – Workshop Programme

(60 Years of) Essentially Contested Concepts Workshop 12 December 2016 at The University of Edinburgh Project Room –50 George Square, first floor, Edinburgh The University of Edinburgh’s Philosophy, History, and Literature, Languages and Culture schools, The Creation of Reality Group (CRAG), The Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict (CSMC), And EIDYN celebrate the sixtieth […]

An Introduction to Computational Thinking (Part 4)

An Introduction to Computational Thinking (Part 4)

by Dr Michael Rovatsos Senior Lecturer at the School of Informatics at The University of Edinburgh, and Director of the Centre For Intelligent Systems and their Applications. 50 George Square Room 2.39 Edinburgh University What is computational thinking? Often, it is construed as a set of principles that allow us to map problem-solving processes ontocomputer hardware […]

The Digital Messiah – Documentary

I do not own anything in this video. This video is only for educational purposes and I am not claiming this video as my own in any way. Source: TechnoCalyps Part III The Digital Messiah – YouTube

The hard problem of consciousness is a distraction from the real one | Aeon Essays

What is the best way to understand consciousness? In philosophy, centuries-old debates continue to rage over whether the Universe is divided, following René Descartes, into ‘mind stuff’ and ‘matter stuff’. But the rise of modern neuroscience has seen a more pragmatic approach gain ground: an approach that is guided by philosophy but doesn’t rely on […]