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Web Biology 101 Phil Blything Director Glow New Media
<ul><li>“… the Internet is the most complex and interconnected thing that mankind has ever produced…”   Phil Blything, Las...
COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS <ul><li>Dynamic network of agents acting in parallel, the control of a CAS tends to be highly dis...
EMERGENCE <ul><li>The World Wide Web (WWW) is a popular example of a decentralized system exhibiting emergent properties. ...
SELF ORGANISATION <ul><li>Self-organization is a process in which the internal organization of a system, normally an open ...
EXAMPLES OF C.A.S. <ul><li>The Cell </li></ul><ul><li>Stock Market </li></ul><ul><li>Embryo </li></ul><ul><li>Biosphere & ...
BIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES <ul><li>Taxonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Self Orga...
INTERNET EXAMPLES <ul><li>digg / del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>upcoming </li></ul><ul><li>Technorati </li></ul><ul><li>Wik...
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Web Biology 101

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The science of Biology has a lot in common with web technology. Here are just a few examples.

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Web Biology 101

  1. 1. Web Biology 101 Phil Blything Director Glow New Media
  2. 2. <ul><li>“… the Internet is the most complex and interconnected thing that mankind has ever produced…” Phil Blything, Last Thursday, about teatime </li></ul>
  3. 3. COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS <ul><li>Dynamic network of agents acting in parallel, the control of a CAS tends to be highly dispersed and decentralized. </li></ul><ul><li>Coherent behaviour in the system tends to arise from competition and cooperation among the agents themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>The overall behaviour of the system is the result of a huge number of decisions made every moment by many individual agents. </li></ul><ul><li>CAS require “Emergence” and “Self Organisation” </li></ul>
  4. 4. EMERGENCE <ul><li>The World Wide Web (WWW) is a popular example of a decentralized system exhibiting emergent properties. (Wikipedia) </li></ul><ul><li>No central organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Emergent order from apparent chaos </li></ul>
  5. 5. SELF ORGANISATION <ul><li>Self-organization is a process in which the internal organization of a system, normally an open system, increases in complexity without being guided or managed by an outside source. </li></ul><ul><li>Self-organizing systems typically (though not always) display emergent properties. </li></ul>
  6. 6. EXAMPLES OF C.A.S. <ul><li>The Cell </li></ul><ul><li>Stock Market </li></ul><ul><li>Embryo </li></ul><ul><li>Biosphere & Ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>Immune System </li></ul><ul><li>Ant Colonies & Social Hymenoptera </li></ul>
  7. 7. BIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES <ul><li>Taxonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Self Organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Competition </li></ul><ul><li>Fitness for environment </li></ul><ul><li>Behavioural Ecology </li></ul>
  8. 8. INTERNET EXAMPLES <ul><li>digg / del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>upcoming </li></ul><ul><li>Technorati </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Last.fm </li></ul><ul><li>facebook </li></ul>
  9. 9. DISCUSSION

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