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The earthquake of May 12th, 2008, whose epicentre was located in Wenchuan in the Sichuan region, spread over 10 provinces and regions. We all know about its magnitude and consequences : tens of thousands of deaths, multiple destructions, five million people left homeless, further threats with the degradation of the dams. A huge relief effort… » read more

(Executive Summary of the conclusions of the European Citizens’ Seminar held in Erfurt, Germany, 15-18 March 2008). With globalization, the world is becoming more and more complex and interconnected. In business, this complexity and interdependence are reflected through the increasing pressure of different stakeholders, internal and external to the firm. We believe diversity can promote… » read more

This work is in the Public Domain. The Information Society Technologies conference of November 2002 was the annual research event of DGInfSo in Copenhagen. a 4000 attendance conference where EC-related research activities are brought together. The event was held in the Bella Centre in Copehagen, Denmark. I was lucky enough to be accepted for a… » read more

This work is in the Public Domain. I started in 2000 with a process of understanding, developing and discussing a complex conceptual framework I called “The Social Computer”. This could be seen as a thought experiment along the lines of – What can a society achieve if it was more “reprogrammable”, and what could a building achieve… » read more

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