CCI Community Webex
Peter Gloor - Crystallball - Towards Understanding the Emergence of New Ideas
This talk describes a series of ongoing projects with the goal of analyzing the new idea creation process through tracking human interaction patterns on three levels:
On the global level, macro- and microeconomic indicators such as the valuation of companies and consumer indices are predicted based on social media analysis on Twitter, Blogs, and Wikipedia. On the organizational level, productivity and creativity of companies and teams is measured through extracting “honest signals” from communication archives such as company e-mail.
On the individual level, individual and team creativity is analyzed through face-to-face interaction with sociometric badges and personal e-mail logs.
After introducing the framework, the talk will present ongoing projects on all three levels as well as Crystalball, a total rewrite of Condor, a tool for dynamic semantic social network analysis co-developed by the presenter over the last ten years.
Bio: Peter Gloor
Peter A. Gloor is a Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence where he leads a project exploring Collaborative Innovation Networks. He is also Founder and Chief Creative Officer of software company galaxyadvisors, which develops social media analysis software. In addition Peter is a Honorary Professor at University of Cologne, a lecturer at Aalto University in Helsinki, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at P. Universidad Católica de Chile. He has written 7 books, most recently “Swarm Creativity: Competitive Advantage through Collaborative Innovation Networks” “Coolhunting: Chasing Down the Next Big Thing” (with Scott Cooper), and “Coolfarming: Turn Your Great Idea into the Next Big Thing”.