BFI Newsletter 2010-09-09

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NEWSLETTER BANDUNG FE INSTITUTE (BFI)
September 9th 2010

CONTENTS:
01. Forgiving Holiday Season Syawal 1st 1431H from BFI
02. How Innovation affects Consumer's Preference
03. A Survey on Power Laws in Election in the world
04. Celebrating Generative Music: phyMuse at BFI
05. BFI is now available in Facebook and Twitter!
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01. Forgiving Holiday Season Syawal 1st 1431H from BFI
Most Indonesian people are now celebrating the coming of the new month
of Syawal in Hijri Calendar after one month (Ramadhan) fast. The most
important moral at the end of the holiday is the forgiving. The
completeness of the Ramadhan tradition is when Islamic people ask for
forgiveness and thus forgive one another after the morning Eid Prayer
(Eid Mubarak). At this occasion, the administration of the institute
would like to ask for forgiveness to all of you for any possible
mistakes that we might made. Obviously, this is all with a strong
motivation for further realization for giving better to all.

"taqaballahu minna waminkum washiamana washiamakum, minal aidin wal fa
idzin", or in english "May God accept it from you and us, the fasting
and deeds, may you be part of the people who return to purity and part
of the people who are granted glory."

Peace be upon all of us!


02. How Innovation affects Consumer's Preference
The integration process between evolutionary approach and conventional
economic analysis is very essential for the next development of
economic studies, especially in the fundamental concepts of modern
economics: supply and demand analysis. A research has been featured on
this issue, by incorporating the concept of meme to explore evolution
of demand. This study offers an evolutionary model of demand, which
views utility as a function of the distance between the two types of
sequences of memes (memeplex), which represent economic product and
consumer preference.

It is very different from the conventional approach of demand, which
only views utility as a function of quantity. This modification
provides an opportunity to see innovation and transformation of
consumer preferences in the demand
perspective. Innovation is seen as a change in sequence of memes in
economic products, while the transformation of consumer behavior is
defined as a change in the aligning memes of consumer preference.
Demand quantity is the result of the selection process.

This model produces some interesting characteristics, such as: (i)
quantitative and qualitative properties of evolution of demand, (ii)
relationship between consumer behavior and properties of evolution of
demand that occurred and (iii) power law on the distribution of
product lifetime. At the end we show the improvement of utility
function, in the concept of meme, might create a new landscape for the
further development of economics.

The paper on this issue is freely available at:
URL: http://www.bandungfe.net/?go=xpi&&crp=4c5a25b6

You must be a registered user to access the full text paper. The
registration is, however, free.


03. A Survey on Power Laws in Election in the world
A research in the institute has been featured to the observation in to
the empirical power laws in general elections as discovered in Brazil,
Mexico, India, and with focal analysis in Indonesia. The diversity of
preference dynamics in voter’s social network and the way multi-party
systems to be in its critical conditions are responsible for this
pushing around the evolution of political system at general.

For the special case of Indonesia, the research reports the existing
robustness for levels of legislative elections throughout 1999 to
2009. The work also show that the scale-free phenomena in different
scales of aggregation and outline some analytical outlines and
consequences that could be drawn referring to this.

The paper on this issue is freely available at:
URL: http://www.bandungfe.net/?go=xpi&&crp=4c655a87

You must be a registered user to access the full text paper. The
registration is, however, free.


04. Celebrating Generative Music: phyMuse at BFI
It's the nature of complexity research that you are explaining nothing
without growing the structure of the phenomena. While traditional
music has been a focus research in the institute since they were
collected in 2006, phyMuse is a portal of any generated music that has
been made along the research: generating for understanding of
inspiration within melodic expressions. The Ministry of Reseach &
Technology, Republic of Indonesia has featured this research as one of
102 innovations in Indonesia. The portal is in

http://genmuse.bandungfe.net

After the launch of musiQu: the generative music album, the
generations of music based on Indonesian traditional music landscape
have been going on and on. The motivation to build the portal is to
display selected generations. In the web phyMuse at selected
generated songs are featured for public use and enjoyment of the
computational era of music. In the website, some frequently asked
questions are also posted along with progress achieved in the research
program. Feel free to browse the website, enjoy, share, and use the
music at the website.


05. BFI is now available in Facebook and Twitter!
You can now be able to access and instantly receive any updates of
research by joining/liking the institute's official Facebook page at:

URL: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bandung-Fe-Institute/119717711380033

Feel free to receive interesting research results from status updates
as super-short summary from research finding conducted in the
institute. For your mobile convenience, you might also want to join
the institute official's twitter updates by following:

URL: http://twitter.com/bandungfe

You can also post any of your interest or comment at the page above.
Feel free to follow us, and let us make it our better place and social
living.


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