There Is No I In Team

The perfect team should be filled with selfless players all working together under great leadership towards a collective goal, right? Well – maybe not necessarily. Because it turns out that that there are examples from nature where animals – ants, birds and fish – can accomplish spectacular things as a ‘team’ but do so without a leader and just by going about with their own business.

This phenomena – known as emergent behaviour – has been observed in human setups ranging from giant games of pong to Barcelona’s footballing style and has been the subject of much interest by the academic community in recent years.

Dr Hannah Fry from University College London will be talking about how by harnessing what we know about the patterns created by emergence, we could help to improve our society, with everything from crime to healthcare.

Paul O’Connell – Ireland Rugby by Paolo Camera

Date: Wednesday 10th October 2012
Time: 7pm, for a 7.30pm start
Place: Upstairs at The Lamb, 92 Lambs Conduit Street, WC1N 3LZ [gmap]
Cost: Free


One Response to “There Is No I In Team”

  1. Russell Bender Says:
    August 20th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Really delighted to see the phenomenon of ’emergence’ as the next talk as it has also inspired me to develop a new play, ‘Game of Life’, on the same theme running Sep 5-22nd, The Yard, Hackney Wick. I’ll be at the talk, Please come to the show

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