Barbara Truman

Simulation researcher on a quest to advance transdisciplinarity using collaborative virtual environments. Striving to bridge education, military, government, and industry through human performance technology.

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A pragmatic kind of transdisciplinarity

A pragmatic kind of transdisciplinarity Hooray for social awkwardness Happy new year! Today we have a guest post by Kate Sherren, a friend and colleague of mine from Dalhousie University, Canada. Together with Jan Hanspach, we just publi…   Barbara Truman‘s insight: Sustainability science resonates with me as I imagine how to apply what I …

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Battling insurgency in war-torn nations with immersive 3D sims (Wired UK)

Battling insurgency in war-torn nations with immersive 3D sims Simudyne founder Justin Lyon believes his simulation software, founded in complexity science and visualised in 3D, will change the future of all decision-making — but can it work in help win wars?   Barbara Truman‘s insight: No mention of transdisciplinarity in this news piece, but I …

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EFSA expert: We need to think out of the box on infectious diseases

EFSA expert: We need to think out of the box on infectious diseases The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is launching a new initiative on infectious diseases after a series of recent outbreaks in the EU, such as the Bluetongue (in Northern Europe in 2006), Schmallenberg (in 2011) and Q fever (in the…   Barbara …

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Otto Scharmer: Theory U — Leading from the Future as It Emerges | Integral Leadership Review

Leading from the Future as It Emerges Otto Scharmer: Theory U — Leading from the Future as It Emerges   Barbara Truman‘s insight: *Delighted* to see this interview of MIT’s Dr. Otto Scharmer from  Dr. Russ Volckmann of the Integral Leadership Insititute. The notion of leading self using new collaborative platforms resonates with me to …

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Google and NASA’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab

Google and NASA’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab   A peek at the early days of the Quantum AI Lab: a partnership between NASA, Google, and a 512-qubit D-Wave Two quantum computer. Learn more at http://google….   Barbara Truman‘s insight: … superposition, ‘both and’, entangement… these computing capabilities will create the most powerful environments made up …

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Transdisciplinarity: Challenges, Approaches and Opportunities

TRANSDISCIPLINARITY: CHALLENGES, APPROACHES AND OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CUSP OF HISTORY Barbara Truman‘s insight: Here is an open access report from the UK’s International Network for Transdisciplinary Research (INTR) led by Transtechnology Research, Plymouth University. Does not discuss CVEs, rather it seeks practical, pragmatic applications and pedagogy in support of transdisciplinarity. Call for radical change in institutions for operations …

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Researchers granted patent for system that fuses human and computer intelligence | Penn State University

Researchers granted patent for system that fuses human and computer intelligence In complex crisis situations involving military situation awareness, homeland security and other time-sensitive scenarios, teams of experts must often make difficult decisions within a narrow time frame.   Barbara Truman‘s insight: cognitive agent architectures- this is the kind of stuff that will make it …

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Let’s Shake Up the Social Sciences

Let’s Shake Up the Social Sciences It is time to create new social science departments that reflect the breadth and complexity of the problems we face as well as the novelty of 21st-century science. Barbara Truman‘s insight: One of the topics I am researching diligently is dialogue in collaborative virtual environments. Alexander Christakis along with …

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How Virtual Reality Games Can Impact Society, Encourage Prosperity | PBS NewsHour | July 11, 2013

How Virtual Reality Games Can Impact Society, Encourage Prosperity Video games give players super powers and transport them to new worlds. How might this technology be used to transform society and your financial prospects?   Barbara Truman‘s insight: How can these environments be used for cross generational learning where everyone wins? Who will lead in …

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Open Data Tools: Turning Data into ‘Actionable Intelligence’

Open Data Tools: Turning Data into ‘Actionable Intelligence’ My previous two articles were on open access and open data. They conveyed major changes that are underway around the globe in the methods by which scientific an   Barbara Truman‘s insight: Great article Shannon! Which organizations are leading the way to provide well-managed, open data in …

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