The Global Brain and Adaptive Webs

Luis Mateus Rocha
Complex Systems Modeling
Modeling, Algorithms, and Informatics Group (CCS-3)
Los Alamos National Laboratory , MS B256
Los Alamos, NM 87545, U.S.A.
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This page contains materials for my contribution to the workshop From Intelligent Networks to the Global Brain Evolutionary Social Organization through Knowledge Technology. I participated remotely via the workshop's webcast.


  1. Video of Talk: The Global Brain is neither Global Nor a Brain (In Real Video)
  2. Slides of Talk: The Global Brain is neither Global Nor a Brain (In Adobe pdf)
  3. Paper: Adaptive Webs for Heterarchies with Diverse Communities of Users
  4. Papers on Symbol-Mater Evolutionary Reuirements
    1. Special Issue of Biosystems on Evolution and Matter-Symbol Distinction
    2. Rocha, Luis M. [2001]. "Evolution with material symbol systems". Biosystems. Vol. 60, pp. 95-121.
    3. Rocha, Luis M. [2000]. "Syntactic autonomy, cellular automata, and RNA editing: or why self-organization needs symbols to evolve and how it might evolve them". In: Closure: Emergent Organizations and Their Dynamics. Chandler J.L.R. and G, Van de Vijver (Eds.) Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Vol. 901, pp 207-223.
    4. Rocha, Luis M. [1998]." Selected Self-Organization and the Semiotics of Evolutionary Systems." In: Evolutionary Systems: The Biological and Epistemological Perspectives on Selection and Self- Organization. S. Salthe, G. Van de Vijver, and M. Delpos (eds.). Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 341-358.
    5. Rocha, Luis M. [1998]." Where is the progress?. " Cybernetics and Human Knowing. Vol.5, No. 4, pp. 86-90.
    6. Rocha, Luis M. [1996]." Eigenbehavior and symbols." In: Systems Research Vol. 13, No 3, pp. 371-384
  5. Papers on Adaptive Webs
    1. Rocha, Luis M. [2001]. "TalkMine: a Soft Computing Approach to Adaptive Knowledge Recommendation". In: Soft Computing Agents: New Trends for Designing Autonomous Systems. Vincenzo Loia and Salvatore Sessa (Eds.). Series on Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing. Physica-Verlag, Springer. In Press
    2. &Rocha, Luis M. and Johan Bollen [2001]. "Biologically Motivated Distributed Designs for Adaptive Knowledge Management". In: Design Principles for the Immune System and other Distributed Autonomous Systems. L. Segel and I. Cohen (Eds.) Santa Fe Institute Series in the Sciences of Complexity. Oxford University Press, pp. 305-334.
    3. Rocha, Luis M. [2001]. "Adaptive Recommendation and Open-Ended Semiosis". Kybernetes. Vol. 30, No. 5-6.
  6. The Active Recommendation Project
  7. Luis Rocha's Web Page

For more information contact Luis Rocha at Check the Web Design Credits, for due credit.
Last Modified: November 27, 2006