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* Finding scholars from diverse backgrounds interested in exploring evolutionary and/or developmental models of universal change
 
* Finding scholars from diverse backgrounds interested in exploring evolutionary and/or developmental models of universal change
 
* Building an EDU bibliography, doing wiki editing or authorship projects
 
* Building an EDU bibliography, doing wiki editing or authorship projects
* Peer-reviewing scholarly articles
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* Fact checking and peer-reviewing scholarly articles
 
* Helping with conference preparation (call for papers, minor organizational activities)
 
* Helping with conference preparation (call for papers, minor organizational activities)
 
'''All Interested Scholars:''' Would you like to help manage and grow the EDU community? Can you commit at least four hours a week over a minimum of four months to help develop our community? Please email [mailto:johnsmart@accelerating.org John Smart] about becoming an '''Associate'''. All EDU members are welcome to participate in our fortnightly EDU Project teleconferences. Associates who participate actively and regularly may be asked to become Directors.
 
'''All Interested Scholars:''' Would you like to help manage and grow the EDU community? Can you commit at least four hours a week over a minimum of four months to help develop our community? Please email [mailto:johnsmart@accelerating.org John Smart] about becoming an '''Associate'''. All EDU members are welcome to participate in our fortnightly EDU Project teleconferences. Associates who participate actively and regularly may be asked to become Directors.

Revision as of 12:41, 25 March 2012

Evo Devo Universe is a global community of theoretical and applied physicists, chemists, biologists, cognitive and social scientists, computer scientists, technologists, philosophers, information theorists, complexity scholars and systems theorists who are interested in better characterizing the relationship and difference between evolutionary and developmental processes in the universe and its subsystems. The project originated from John Smart and Clément Vidal in Jan 2008.

Directors

EDU Directors do the main work of maintaining and moderating the research community, on a part-time basis (in alpha order by last name).

  • Georgi Georgiev, physicist working on understanding the mechanisms for the measured exponential growth in complexity through time.
    Affiliations: Assistant Professor, Assumption College, Worcester, MA USA

Institutionally-Affiliated Scholars

The following institutionally-affiliated scholars have agreed to publicly endorse and participate in the EDU interdisciplinary research community at some level to date. Other scholars can be found on our listserve, EDU-Talk. Listings are in alpha order by last name:

  • Taner Edis, physicist, philosopher, scholar of complex systems and the naturalistic world view.
    Affiliations: Professor of Physics, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO USA
  • Georgi Georgiev, physicist working on understanding the mechanisms for the measured exponential growth in complexity through time.
    Affiliations: Assistant Professor, Assumption College, Worcester, MA USA
  • G. Rama Murthy, computer engineer and specialist in neural networks and intelligent systems.
    Affiliations:
  • Akop P. Nazaretyan, psychologist, culturologist, scholar of big (universal) history.
    Affiliations:
  • Laurent Nottale, cosmologist and pioneering theorist in scale relativity and fractal space-time.
    Affiliations:
  • Robert L. Oldershaw, cosmologist and philosopher studying discrete fractal paradigms and hierarchical systems theory.
    Affiliations:
  • Steve Omohundro studies self-improving artificial intelligence and the evolution of natural intelligence.
    Affiliations:
  • Alain Prochiantz, neurobiologist and specialist of cerebral morphogenesis and stochastic developmental processes.
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  • C. Henning Reschke, researcher in social evolutionary paradigms, information organisation and processes of change.
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  • Marko A. Rodriguez computer and cognitive scientist studying graph theory and its application to various areas including collective intelligence.
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  • Tony Smith, complex systems analyst studying emergence, cellular automata, and discrete processes.
    Affiliations:
  • Fred Spier, anthropologist, scholar of big history (cosmic origins to modern society).
    Affiliations:
  • Eric Steinhart is a computer scientist and philosopher interested in the application of evolutionary principles in fundamental ontology.
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  • John Stewart, evolutionary thinker, author and evolutionary activist.
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  • Robert E. Ulanowicz, eminent ecologist, pioneer of developmental ascendancy, and scholar of process philosophy.
    Affiliations:
  • Rüdiger Vaas, astronomy editor of "Bild der Wissenschaft" and philosopher, focusing on cosmology (big bang, time, multiverse, far future) and anthropology.
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  • Pushkar G. Vaidya, astrobiologist, author, and proposer of the cosmic contact censorship hypothesis.
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  • Jan Visser, physicist and cog. scientist, scholar in learning development from evolutionary and ecological perspectives.
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  • Bruce H. Weber, professor of biochemistry emeritus, and scholar in evolution, development, self-organization, natural selection, and complex systems.
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  • Hector Zenil, researcher in experimental algorithmic theory and its relation to the physical world.
    Affiliations: Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield; IHPST, University of Paris; and Special Projects, Wolfram Research.

Have you done research (peer reviewed or trade articles) in any topics related to EDU research questions? Please email Clement Vidal about being listed here, and if interested, fill-in the EDU-Talk subscription form to join the listserve discussions on these issues!

Independent Scholars

The following independent scholars, whose published work advances evolutionary and developmental scholarship in the estimation of the EDU community, have agreed to publicly endorse and participate in the community at some level to date. Other scholars can be found on our listserve, EDU-Talk. Listings are in alpha order by last name:

  • Mary Ann Allison, author and scholar of complexity and evolutionary process in sociology and culture.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar; Principal, The Allison Group, Brooklyn, NY USA
  • Robin Allott, author and scholar in linguistics, evolutionary psychology, and linguistic theories of cultural evolution.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Language Brain and Body Evolution, Seaford, United Kingdom
  • Jon Beach, Author and scholar interested in the relationship between biological evolution, technological innovation and human consciousness.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Orange CA USA
  • Rick Bradford, physicist, cosmologist and engineer, researching cosmic coincidences and fine-tuning.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
  • William R. Buckley, author and developer of machine self-replication and machine ontogeny.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, San Francisco Bay Area, CA USA
  • John Chelen, scholar in cellular automata, information theory, intelligence, cosmology and quantum physics.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Washington, DC USA
  • Michael Chorost, author and scholar in human-machine interfaces and social and technological evolution and development.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Science Writer; External Advisory Boards for Neuroscience Research, Northwestern and Brown Universities; Washington, DC USA
  • Bruce Damer, researcher and author employing digital simulation in space, complexity and origin of life challenges.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar and Project Leader, EvoGrid (origin of life simulation), Santa Cruz, CA USA
  • James N. Gardner, complexity theorist, author, lawyer, scholar in philosophy, and proposer of the selfish biocosm hypothesis.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Portland, OR USA
  • William F. Harms, philosopher and scholar in cultural evolution, information, and moral ecologies.
    Affiliations: Philosophy Instructor and Independent Scholar, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Hans Kuijper, retired economist and sinologist (China studies) turned systems scientist; application of complexity science to country and area studies.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • John McCrone, science writer and researcher in hierarchy theory, logic and mind science.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar and webmaster, Dichotomistic.com, Christchurch, New Zealand

Are you an independent scholar who has done notable peer-reviewed research in topics related to EDU Themes? Please email Clement Vidal about being listed here, and if interested, fill-in the EDU-Talk subscription form to join the listserve discussions on these issues!

Associates

EDU Associates help with research community building, on a part-time basis (in alpha order by last name).

  • Arnaud J. Blanchard, computer and cognitive scientist, scholar in intelligent systems, imitation, and emotion.
    Affiliations:
  • Atanu Chatterjee, independent researcher studying complex systems; research interests encompass all areas of nature and natural processes.
    Affiliations: Student, Mechanical Engineering, Bhilai Institute of Technology, Durg, India
  • James N. Gardner, complexity theorist, author, lawyer, scholar in philosophy, and proposer of the selfish biocosm hypothesis.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Portland, OR USA
  • Hans Kuijper, sinologist turned systems scientist; application of complexity science to country/area studies.
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  • Stefan Pernar, independent systems scholar, philosopher, and author.
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  • Eyal Sivan, integration architect studying ethics and social systems, proposer of the connective hypothesis.
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Available Associate activities (per your interest and ability):

  • Finding scholars from diverse backgrounds interested in exploring evolutionary and/or developmental models of universal change
  • Building an EDU bibliography, doing wiki editing or authorship projects
  • Fact checking and peer-reviewing scholarly articles
  • Helping with conference preparation (call for papers, minor organizational activities)

All Interested Scholars: Would you like to help manage and grow the EDU community? Can you commit at least four hours a week over a minimum of four months to help develop our community? Please email John Smart about becoming an Associate. All EDU members are welcome to participate in our fortnightly EDU Project teleconferences. Associates who participate actively and regularly may be asked to become Directors.