Social Stigmergy

“Research Topics in Social Stigmergy”, an elective proposed by the Doctoral Program in Complexity Sciences (ISCTE-IUL / FCUL). Students from other doctoral programs from ISCTE-IUL and FCUL are welcome.


Goal | Program | Real-Time Composition | Faculty | Assessment | Calendar | Contact



Goal

Doctoral students will develop competencies related to the understanding of social stigmergic behaviour, and will contribute to the research in this domain.

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Program

  1. Which are the existing sources of literature, and the essential theoretical concepts in the domain of Social Stigmergy. Case studies in biology, zoology, and sociology;
  2. Simulate in computer social models with stigmergic interaction;
  3. Participation in stigmergic improvisation games in a laboratory, using the Real-Time Composition Method, under the supervision of a choreographer;
  4. Write a scientific article including a description and critical analysis of the previous experiment;
  5. Workshop about Social Stigmergy. Present and discuss the scientific article previously mentioned.
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Real-Time Composition

  • A brief introduction to Real Time Composition method“, text by João Fiadeiro.

    CTR4

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  • Movie documenting the 2014 art residence at Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, where the RTC method has been applied in a non-performative environment (in portuguese):

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  • Real Time Composition applied in a performative environment at the Centre National de la Danse (Paris) and the Centre Choréographique National (Montpellier), 2005 (in french):

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Faculty

  • João Fiadeiro – Choreographer. Research interests include Art and Science, collective improvisation processes, Social Stigmergy.
  • Jorge Louçã – Professor of Computer Science at ISCTE-IUL. Actual coordinator of the Master and PhD programs in Complex Systems at ISCTE-IUL. Research interests include modelling complex social systems through intensive data collection and analysis.
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Assessment

  • Participation on the theoretical sessions (20%)
  • Participation on the improvisation games (20%)
  • Organisation of the workshop (20%)
  • Scientific article
    • text (20%)
    • presentation (20%).
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Calendar 2017-18

  • To be defined

always at ISCTE-IUL

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Contact

Marisa Manteigas – madms@iscte.pt

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