• Polysingularity within Socio-Cognitive Networks

    Polysingularity is a practice of maintaining several dynamic singularities at once. Within social context this implies the existence of several communities, which are segregated enough to operate independently from one another, but are sufficiently integrated in order to be able to synchronize on the global level.  Together with specialists from Transnomia Institute we developed a social experiment that allows participants to experience polysingularity in a protected social setting. 

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  • Influence Dynamics in Social Networks

    The framework of networks can be very useful when thinking about social dynamics. The people are represented as the nodes and their interactions are the connections between them. Using this model we demonstrate how someone can become influential in a social context in just a few not very obvious steps.

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  • 04/05/2012 / Information Epidemics and Collective Action Session at re:publica Conference

    Dmitry Paranyushkin talk on networks at re:publica conference in Berlin 2012

    re:publica is “Germany’s largest and most prominent conference on the future of our society and all things digital”. This year’s theme is action and will focus on how digital technologies bring people together to affect social and political change. Here is the slide show and some photos from our session at re:publica conference that took place on the 4th of May 2012 in Berlin. A big thank you to everyone who came to the talk and for the interesting conversations afterwards!

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  • Polysingularity

    Polysingularity is a condition where multiple solutions are possible and yet only some are actualized at any moment of time. It’s a study of how affordances (or environmental opportunities) come into contact with the human capacity to believe and make choices. Polysingularity is best described through the framework of networks where the node’s current state and future condition is dynamically determined by its specificity as well as the multiplicities it belongs to.

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  • Venture Fiction

    Venture fiction is a practice of creating enterprises in order to communicate ideas and not the other way round. It uses the framework of network analysis to conceive of itself and its interactions with the real. Each iteration is a shift from one node to another within a dynamic network, which has capabilities to produce both wandering movement and oscillating multidimensional patterns. Each venture is a strange attractor among many and it is the fiction that propels the entrepreneur to travel between them and to create the new ones.

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