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* Cognitive Science

Dec 2008

The Playpower Foundation, supported by the Social Movement Laboratory, is using $12 computers as a platform for high-quality 8-bit learning games. These radically affordable computers are being designed to generate large scale change in global education by providing social computing opportunities in the households of the global “Emerging Middle Class.”

Jul 2008

A year long ethnographic study of the world’s largest online social network. Parts of our research and theories of “Attentional Capital” was published as a chapter in the book “Collective Intelligence.”

Apr 2008

Neuroethology explores the role of empathy in information visualization by combining EEG recordings of a Myspace user with their on-screen Myspace activity and their off-screen facial expressions. Played side-by-side, Neuroethology takes a critical view of neuro-imaging, by juxtaposing the nearly meaningless EEG data with rich data about a person’s internal cognitive state, which is accessible only through observation and human empathy.

Jun 2006

A highly rigorous analysis of the construction of social networks and the patterns of attentional flow within naturalistic party environments.