Selected publications by GBI members

The following are selected publications by researchers and board members of the GBI, mostly dating from before the institute was created. For our most recent work, check the Working Papers. For recommended publications by other authors, check the Bibliography.

Bollen, J., & Heylighen, F. (1996). Algorithms for the self-organization of distributed, multi-user networks. Possible application to the future world wide web. In R. Trappl (Ed.), Cybernetics and Systems ’96 (pp. 911–916). Austrian Society For Cybernetics.

Bollen, J., & Heylighen, F. (1998). A system to restructure hypertext networks into valid user models. New Review of HyperMedia and Multimedia, 4(1), 189–213.

Bollen, Johan, Mao, H., & Zeng, X. (2011). Twitter mood predicts the stock market. Journal of Computational Science, 2(1), 1–8. doi:10.1016/j.jocs.2010.12.007

Bollen, Johan, Van de Sompel, H., Hagberg, A., Bettencourt, L., Chute, R., Rodriguez, M. A., Balakireva, L., et al. (2009). Clickstream Data Yields High-Resolution Maps of Science. PLoS ONE, 4, e4803. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004803

de Rosnay, J. (1979). The Macroscope: a New World Scientific System. Harper & Row.

De Rosnay, J. (1988). Le Cerveau Planétaire. Points. Paris: Seuil.

De Rosnay, J. (2000). The Symbiotic Man: A new understanding of the organization of life and a vision of the future. McGraw-Hill Companies.

de Rosnay, J., & Revelli, C. (2006). La Révolte Du Pronétariat. Librairie Arthèmes Fayard.

Gershenson, C. (2008). Towards Self-organizing Bureaucracies. International Journal of Public Information Systems, 1, 1–24.

Gershenson, Carlos. (2011). Self-Organization Leads to Supraoptimal Performance in Public Transportation Systems. PLoS ONE, 6(6), e21469. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021469

Goertzel, B. (1993). The structure of intelligence: A new mathematical model of mind. Springer.

Goertzel, B. (2002). Creating Internet Intelligence: Wild computing, distributed digital consciousness, and the emerging global brain. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

Goertzel, B. (2007). World wide brain: Self-organizing Internet intelligence as the actualization of the collective unconscious. In J. Gackenbach (Ed.), Psychology and the internet: intrapersonal, interpersonal, and transpersonal implications (pp. 309–335). Academic Press.

Goertzel, B. (2009). Cognitive synergy: A universal principle for feasible general intelligence. Cognitive Informatics, 2009. ICCI’09. 8th IEEE International Conference on (pp. 464–468).

Goertzel, B., & Pennachin, C. (2007). Artificial General Intelligence. Springer Verlag.

Helbing, D. (2011). FuturICT-New science and technology to manage our complex, strongly connected world. arXiv preprint arXiv:1108.6131.

Helbing, D., Bishop, S., Conte, R., Lukowicz, P., & McCarthy, J. B. (2012). FuturICT: Participatory computing to understand and manage our complex world in a more sustainable and resilient way. The European Physical Journal Special Topics, 214(1), 11–39. doi:10.1140/epjst/e2012-01686-y

Heylighen F., Kostov I. and Kiemen M. (2013). Mobilization Systems: technologies for motivating and coordinating human action, in: Routledge Handbook on Knowledge Economy, Education and Digital Futures, eds: Peters M. A., Besley T. and Araya D., (Routledge)

Heylighen, F. (1997a). The economy as a distributed, learning control system. Communication & Cognition-AI, 13(2/3), 207–24.

Heylighen, F. (1997b). Towards a global brain: integrating individuals into the world-wide electronic network. Der Sinn der Sinne (pp. 302–318.). Göttingen: Steidl Verlag.

Heylighen, F. (1999). Collective Intelligence and its Implementation on the Web: algorithms to develop a collective mental map. Computational & Mathematical Organization Theory, 5(3), 253–280. doi:10.1023/A:1009690407292

Heylighen, F. (2001). Mining Associative Meanings from the Web: from word disambiguation to the global brain. Proceedings of Trends in Special Language and Language Technology.

Heylighen, F. (2002). The global brain as a new utopia. Zukunftsfiguren. Suhrkamp, Frankurt.

Heylighen, F. (2007). Why is Open Access Development so Successful? Stigmergic organization and the economics of information. In B. Lutterbeck, M. Baerwolff & R. A. Gehring (Ed.), Open Source Jahrbuch 2007 (pp. 165–180). Lehmanns Media.

Heylighen, F. (2007a). The Global Superorganism: an evolutionary-cybernetic model of the emerging network society. Social Evolution & History, 6(1), 58–119.

Heylighen, F. (2008). Accelerating socio-technological evolution: from ephemeralization and stigmergy to the global brain. Globalization as evolutionary process: modeling global change (Vol. 10, p. 284).

Heylighen, F. (2011). Conceptions of a Global Brain: an historical review. Evolution: Cosmic, Biological, and Social, eds. Grinin, L. E., Carneiro, R. L., Korotayev A. V., Spier F. (pp. 274 – 289). Uchitel Publishing.

Heylighen, F. (2012). Self-organization in Communicating Groups: the emergence of coordination, shared references and collective intelligence. Language and Complexity. Barcelona University Press.

Heylighen, F. (2014). Return to Eden? Promises and Perils on the Road to a Global Superintelligence. In B. Goertzel & T. Goertzel (Eds.), The End of the Beginning: Life, Society and Economy on the Brink of the Singularity.

Heylighen, F., & Bollen, J. (1996). The World-Wide Web as a Super-Brain: from metaphor to model. In R. Trappl (Ed.), Cybernetics and Systems’ 96. Austrian Society For Cybernetics.

Heylighen, F., & Bollen, J. (2002). Hebbian Algorithms for a Digital Library Recommendation System. International Conference on Parallel Processing (p. 439). Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society. doi:10.1109/ICPPW.2002.1039763

Heylighen, F., & Joslyn, C. (1993). Electronic networking for philosophical development in the Principia Cybernetica Project. Informatica, 17(3), 285–293.

Heylighen, F., Busseniers, E., Veitas, V., Vidal, C., & Weinbaum, D. R. (2012). Foundations for a Mathematical Model of the Global Brain: architecture, components, and specifications ( No. 2012-05). GBI Working Papers.

Heylighen, F., Kostov, I., & Kiemen, M. (2013). Mobilization Systems: technologies for motivating and coordinating human action. In Peters M. A., Besley T. and Araya D. (Ed.), The New Development Paradigm: Education, Knowledge Economy and Digital Futures. Routledge.

Johnson, N. L., Rasmussen, S., Joslyn, C., Rocha, L., Smith, S., & Kantor, M. (1998). Symbiotic Intelligence: self-organizing knowledge on distributed networks driven by human interaction. Artificial Life VI, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Artificial Life (pp. 403–407).

Joslyn, C., & Rocha, L. M. (2000). Towards semiotic agent-based models of socio-technical organizations. Proc. AI, Simulation and Planning in High Autonomy Systems (AIS 2000) Conference, Tucson, Arizona (pp. 70–79).

Last, C.  (2014).  Global Brain and the Future of Human Society.  World Future Review, 1-8. doi: 10.1177/1946756714533207

Last, C.  (2014).  Human Evolution, Life History Theory and the End of Biological Reproduction.  Current Aging Science, 7 (17-24).

Last, C.  (2015).  Human Metasystem Transition Theory (HMST).  Journal of Evolution & Technology, 25 (1-16).

Last, C.  (2015).  Big Historical Foundations for Deep Future Speculations: Cosmic Evolution, Atechnogenesis, and Technocultural Civilization.  Foundations of Science, 1-86. doi: 10.1007/s10699-015-9434-y

Rodriguez, M.A. (2005). Advances towards a general-purpose societal-scale human-collective problem-solving engine. IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 2004 (Vol. 1, pp. 206–211).

Rodriguez, M.A. (2007). Social decision making with multi-relational networks and grammar-based particle swarms. System Sciences, 2007. HICSS 2007. 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on (p. 39).

Rodriguez, M.A. (2008). Grammar-Based Random Walkers in Semantic Networks. Knowledge-Based Systems, 21(7), 727–739.

Rodriguez, Marko A. (2010). General-Purpose Computing on a Semantic Network Substrate. In Y. Badr, R. Chbeir, A. Abraham, & A.-E. Hassanien (Eds.), Emergent Web Intelligence: Advanced Semantic Technologies (pp. 57–102). London: Springer London.

Rodriguez, Marko A., Steinbock, D. J., Watkins, J. H., Gershenson, C., Bollen, J., Grey, V., & deGraf, B. (2007). Smartocracy: Social Networks for Collective Decision Making (p. 90b). Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society. doi:

Van Overwalle, F., & Heylighen, F. (2006). Talking Nets: A Multiagent Connectionist Approach to Communication and Trust Between Individuals. Psychological Review, 113(3), 606.

Vidal, C. (2014). Distributing Cognition: from Local Brains to the Global Brain. In B. Goertzel & T. Goertzel (Eds.), The End of the Beginning: Life, Society and Economy on the Brink of the Singularity. To appear.

Watkins, J., & Rodriguez, M. (2008). A Survey of Web-based Collective Decision Making Systems. Evolution of the Web in Artificial Intelligence Environments, Studies in Computational Intelligence (pp. 245–279). Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-79140-9_11

Weinbaum R., D., & Veitas, V. (2014). A World of Views - Fragility and Antifragility in Sociotechnological Evolution. In Jennifer Wilby, Stefan Blachfellner, Wolfgang Hofkirchner (Ed.), Civilization at the Crossroads Response and Responsibility of the Systems Sciences - European meetings on Cybernetics and System Research (pp. 757–762). Presented at the EMCSR2014, Vienna: BCSSS.