Planning Parks for a More Social Experience

submitted by: tkwon

Parks do not only function as an opportunity for residents to enjoy themselves and nature, but as a social mechanism that stabilizes society. By interacting with each other positively in a relaxed and safe environment, a sense of community is reinforced within the citizen. Certain areas within the park increase social interaction among visitors. So then, what designs affect citizens’ interactions with each other?

The "Bungalow-Effect" on Redevelopment Policy in North Park

submitted by: DirtyDave

North Park's 1907 blueprint sustained itself a full century, even fighting off the Modernist-Era's project-like apartment invasion between the 60s and the 80s. This poster outlines the research discovering how and why this was possible.

The Value of Open Space

submitted by: vputzolu

Illustrates my senior research project on how open spaces are valued and how quantifiable models can improve this process.

The Neurochemistry of Relapse and Recovery

submitted by: addictioneducation

The reasons that people give up their compulsive use of drugs vary, but they almost always include survival. The video explains the role of memory bumps, the brain's stop and go switches using an allergy as an analogy to explain substance abuse.

A Model of Genetic Variation in Human Social Network

submitted by: dougramsey
Social networks influence the evolution of cooperation and they exhibit strikingly systematic patterns across a wide range of human contexts. Both of these facts suggest that variation in the topological attributes of human social networks might have a genetic basis. While genetic variation accounts for a significant portion of the variation in many complex social behaviors, the heritability of egocentric social network attributes is unknown. Here we show that three of these attributes...

Unpacking the Wisdom of Crowds

submitted by: dougramsey
In this talk, Dr.Scott E. Page, University of Michigan, will present three models for explaining the wisdom of crowds phenomenon, in which collections make better predictions than the individuals that comprise them. The first two models will be traditional models based on error cancellation and averaging. The third will be based on aggregating diverse predictive models using a framework developed by Hong and Page (2008). This talk is part of Calit2's 2008-2009 Behavioral, Social and Computer...