Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Emergence in Ant Colonies

Hello everyone. To all of you in the six o'clock class, you may remember the presentation i tried to give today on the concept of Emergence and how it applies to ant colonies. Generally, how do ant colonies self organize without a central leader. Anyway, I meant to show segments of two videos and a piece of an episode of radiolab during my presentation. Unfortunately the sound was not working on the projector, and that couldn't happen.

Here are the links to the media I wanted to show, in case any of you were interested in watching them anyway.

Radio lab episode on Emergence; http://www.radiolab.org/2007/aug/14/
E.O. Wilson talking about Pheremones in ants and demonstrates trail pheromone; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HKl8Luuotw&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLB42F5F70CBDFD142
Deborah Gordon on Ted Talks; http://www.ted.com/talks/deborah_gordon_digs_ants.html

Thanks everyone! Enjoy and have a good break.

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