Guest Lecture: COM217 Organizational Communication
Location: Natural Science Complex 201 @ University at Buffalo
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Last Thursday, I guest lectured at Michael Stefanone’s Organizational Communication class on the topic of Collective Intelligence. Granted, many are infatuated with Facebook, Wikipedia and related social web apps, but do they comprehend why they are drawn in?
I share my thoughts on how collective intelligence works, where we see it happening, and why it people are motivated to participate. This lecture is an updated version for this year, given that last year’s was well received by many, including The Chronicle of Higher Education.
If you’re interested to learn more about this topic, I recommend spending some time on Pierre Levy’s “Collective Intelligence”. Written with a depth of scholarship and imaginative insight, Levy share with us a visionary future which we’ve just come to realize today.