Friday, December 27, 2013

Epidemiology of the Knowledge Virus

Effective distance matters more than density and proximity for innovation at Pacific Standard magazine.

Theme: Geography of innovation.

Subject Article: "How Connectedness—Not Distance—Predicts the Spread of a Pandemic."

Other Links: 1. "The Spaces and Times of Globalization: Place, Scale, Networks, and Positionality."
2. "Why Apple’s Suburban Spaceship Could Lose the War for Tech Talent."
3. "Do Jobs Follow People or Do People Follow Jobs?"
4. "The Small Social Networks at the Heart of Chicago Violence: If you run with a bad crowd, statistically speaking, you’ll get in trouble."
5. "Urban Myths of Innovation: Density and Serendipity."
6. "Birthplace Diversity and Economic Prosperity."
7. "Churn Types Defined."

Postscript: The blog post should have been much better. Relating the social network geography of crime to innovation works. But I dropped the ball explaining the links. The article about crime deserves its own spotlight. More social capital begets more crime and less innovation. Less social capital begets less crime and more innovation.

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