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Aug. 1 — There is a significance to the simultaneous emergence of the idea of the swarm. It is a concept birthed from a metaphor. In each discipline a certain representation of how information is dispersed has taken hold: visually represented as the rhizome or the network. Biology, for example, has discovered that certain species such as ants have evolved a biological information sharing method that gives them, as a mass, an intelligence. Power flows throughout their body-politic. Based upon such advances, one could argue that the understanding, and re-imagining, of networks is the most important concept driving innovation today.
FYI: "Swarming and the Future of Protesting"