NEIGHBORHOOD TECHNOLOGIES. MEDIA AND MATHEMATICS OF DYNAMIC NETWORKS.
Neighborhoods depict an intermediate or meso-range for the linkage of single local agents with the overall global dynamics of social networks. Today, theories and practices of such Neighborhood Technologies have captured a variety of scientific disciplines: from Sociology to Biology, to Mathematics and Logistics, and to Robotics or Media Studies. Neighborhood technologies can thus serve as a principal element not only of a further understanding of social network dynamics. It can also be of use for developing an adequate (media) history and theory of social networks. The 2012 Blankensee Colloquium engages with these guiding lines from a transdisciplinary perspective. More