Constructing and Deconstructing Collectives: Signals to Space to Society - Agenda

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Working Group Dates

January 19-21, 2022


All times are Mountain Time (MT).


Wednesday, January 19
Session chair: Michael Hochberg

9:00 - 9:10 AM Michael Hochberg Welcome
9:10 - 9:50 AM Orit Peleg (University of Colorado) The physics of firefly communications: Principles and predictions
9:50 - 10:30 AM Noa Pinter-Wollman (University of California, Los Angeles) The impact of architecture on collective outcomes
10:30 - 11:10 AM Corina Tarnita (Princeton University) Self-organization at the origin of biological construction
11:10 – 11:50 AM Simon Garnier (New Jersey Institute of Technology) On collective stupidity and the (de)regulation mechanisms of social systems
11:50 – 12:30 PM General Discussion

Thursday, January 20
Session chair: Jeremy Van Cleve

9:10 - 9:50 AM Chaitanya Gokhale (Max Planck Institute, Plön, Germany) Collective convictions catalyze cooperation
9:50 - 10:30 AM Joshua Plotkin (University of Pennsylvania) Emergence of behavioral norms within and between populations
10:30 - 11:10 AM Alma Dal Co (University of Lausanne, Switzerland) Spatial interaction networks inside microbial communities
11:10 – 11:50 AM Will Ratacliff (Georgia Institute of Technology) How physics scaffolds the origin of multicellularity: the non-adaptive origins of life cycles, development, and collective-level heritability
11:50 – 12:30 PM General Discussion

Friday, January 21
Session chair: Mirta Galesic

9:10 - 9:50 AM Ralf Kurvers (Max Planck Institute, Berlin, Germany) Understanding collective dynamics from individual-level cognitive processes, the social drift diffusion model
9:50 - 10:30 AM Anne Kandler (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany) The role of individual and collective memory in the human adaption process
10:30 - 11:10 AM Sara Mathew (Arizona State University) Cultural evolution of cooperative norms: insights from Kenyan pastoralists
11:10 - 11:50 AM Paul Smaldino (University of California, Merced) How social identity influences social dynamics
11:50 – 12:30 PM General Discussion and Close