Deborah Gordon on the Stigmergy of Ants and Organizations

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= Ted presentation

URL = http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/145


Description

"With a dusty backhoe, a handful of Japanese paint markers and a few students in tow, Deborah Gordon digs up ant colonies in the Arizona desert in search of keys to understanding complex systems. About Deborah Gordon

Over the course of years spent sucking insects from their nests, color-coding their abdomens with paint pens, and monitoring the movements of individual ants within colonies." (http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/145)