Friday Feedback Favourites

Each Friday, I share a collection of stories, research, or other news and notes related to the role of feedback in complex systems that catch my attention during the previous week. Most of these I share on twitter when I first read about them; if you have a twitter account, feel free to follow me. If you’re not on twitter, I hope that you enjoy this selection of my favourites; links are provided so you can explore each one fully.

Here are this week’s favourites:

  • In Discover Magazine, David Eagleman discusses the automatic processes our unconscious mind takes care of: “Your Brain Knows a Lot More Than You Realize“.
  • This very cool project in Vancouver is a community business, looking for the community’s input in how they develop. Through a series of polls, the public will vote on what is created at “This Space“, 243 Union Street in Vancouver’s Chinatown/Strathcona neighbourhood. The winning vote from the second poll, “What type of local service do you think belongs at 243 Union Street?” was a local products grocery store. This Space is now looking for a “fresh food expert“.
  • Ginger.io (a spin-off company from the MIT Media Lab) recently won a $100,000 award in the Data Design Diabetes challenge for the final development of an app that uses sensor data from your mobile phone to predict individual behaviour changes – read more about it here from Fast Company.
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