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ep19 - Naomi Ehrich Leonard, Part II: Unveiling the Dynamics of Collective Decision-Making from Flocking Starlings to Desert Ants, Political Polarization, and the Creative Dance Between Arts and Control Theory

January 15, 2024
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ep19 - Naomi Ehrich Leonard, Part II: Unveiling the Dynamics of Collective Decision-Making from Flocking Starlings to Desert Ants, Political Polarization, and the Creative Dance Between Arts and Control Theory
Show Notes

Outline
00:00 - Intro
01:33 - Starling Flock Formations
07:17 - Harvesters ants in the desert
16:54 - Decision making in the natural world and opinion dynamics 
32:08 - A geometric look at political polarization
36:50 - Control theory and dancing
53:25 - CreativeX
55:25 - On creativity
57:47 - Advice to future students

Links
Andrea Cavagna - http://tinyurl.com/uywn592j
Irene Giardina - http://tinyurl.com/4jmk2h5n
Starling Flock Networks Manage Uncertainty in Consensus at Low Cost: http://tinyurl.com/hc7wz5zp
Regulation of harvester ant foraging: http://tinyurl.com/4s7samff
Fitz-Hugh-Nagumo model: http://tinyurl.com/yer32bhs
Bistability and Resurgent Epidemics in Reinfection Models: http://tinyurl.com/2p98fhpc
SIR model: http://tinyurl.com/mrxdjvyc
Multi-agent system dynamics: Bifurcation and behavior of animal groups: http://tinyurl.com/ycx6ue2z
Fast and Flexible Multiagent Decision-Making: http://tinyurl.com/yd3azrje
A. Franci - http://tinyurl.com/5y5cn9yz
A. Bizyaeva - http://tinyurl.com/3trp7c53
M. Golubitsky - http://tinyurl.com/5ebkdtnc
I. Stewart - http://tinyurl.com/53nws9yz
Multi-agent Decision-Making Dynamics Inspired by Honeybees: http://tinyurl.com/3jxmrkvd
Nonlinear Opinion Dynamics With Tunable Sensitivity: http://tinyurl.com/33mb23tb
The Nonlinear Feedback Dynamics of Asymmetric Political Polarization: http://tinyurl.com/rjdntrbp
Flock logic: http://tinyurl.com/yyze25sz
There may be others: http://tinyurl.com/fetjhecn
Social decision-making driven by artistic explore-exploit tension:  http://tinyurl.com/4r2uxebr
Rhythmbots: http://tinyurl.com/mr3k9f43
CreativeX (Naomi's website): http://tinyurl

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Acknowledgments and sponsors
This episode was supported by the National Centre of Competence in Research on «Dependable, ubiquitous automation» and the IFAC Activity fund. The podcast benefits from the help of an incredibly talented and passionate team. Special thanks to L. Seward, E. Cahard, F. Banis, F. Dörfler, J. Lygeros, ETH studio and mirrorlake . Music was composed by A New Element.