I’m interested in how the web could offer more effective ways for people to come together to solve tricky problems.
This is a pretty broad concept, but as such it should offer a lot of contact points to explore the basics of the two nominated subjects.
My first subject will be complexity science (CS). A fair bit of CS is about how systems composed of independent agents (e.g. real ants, or simulated people) adapt to challenges presented by their environment.
My primary source of info on this are the “Introduction to CS” lectures I am attending.
The identity of my second subject hangs on a final chat with our “ambassadors” from each: sociology, psychology, economics or innovation studies.
On the topic itself, I’m starting here: