IIBS – Initiative for Information and Bubble Studies
“Bubbles” are usually considered unwelcome and destabilizing phenomena associated with finance and real estate markets. Generally a bubble has developed when assets trade at prices far exceeding the estimated fundamental value of the asset.
The research principle of The Initiative for Information and Bubble Studies (IIBS) is that bubbles essentially amount to information control problems among deliberating agents who are collectively susceptible to robustly demonstrated socio-psychological features like boom-thinking, group-thinking and lemming effects, which together with too much liquidity make for a very bubble-hospitable environment. IIBS studies the structure, dynamics and resolution of such bubbles as information control problems. CIBS is to show how such aggregated phenomena of social proof not only appear in finance but equally appear as opinion bubbles on the web/social media, in politics, science, management, art, status- and behavioral economics for varying notions of “assets” and “liquidity” in the different “markets”.
By aligning problems of bubble formation in misc. markets with information control problems IIBS brings together philosophy, logic, social psychology, behavioural science, economics and computer science to form a novel and thoroughly interdisciplinary platform for analyzing and resolving often destabilizing bubble-phenomena of human and “market” interaction.
Public lecture on Bubbles and Infostorms by Vincent F. Hendricks, October 8, 2013
Social Epistemology: 5 Questions
Vincent F. Hendricks
Automatic Press / VIP, 2013
Interviews with David Bloor, Richard Bradley, Cristina Bicchieri, C. A. J. Coady, Lorraine Code, Hans van Ditmarsch, Elizabeth Fricker, Miranda Fricker, Steve Fuller, Sanford Goldberg, Alvin Goldman, Stephan Hartmann, Philip Kitcher, Martin Kusch, Christian List, Jennifer Lackey, Helen Longino, Richard Moran, Philip Petit, Erik Olsson, Frederick Schmitt, Steven Shapin
Socio-Epistemic Phenomena: 5 Questions
Vincent F. Hendricks
Automatic Press / VIP, 2013
ISBN 978-87-92130-44-0 (paperback)
This is a collection of writings on socio-epistemic phenomena, e.g. pluralistic ignorance, informational cascades, herd behavior, bystander, framing, bandwagon effects, polarization, echo-chambers, etc. These phenomena in the broad sense play most important scientific roles while explaining a significant spread of human behavior and interaction. It is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry uniting themes from social psychology, behavioral science, philosophy, social science, political science, jurisprudence, management science, business, cognitive science, economics and theoretical computer science.
The volume comprises a collection of short interviews with some of the most influential and prominent scholars studying these conundra. We hear their views on these phenomena, their nature, structure, impact (in finance, politics, religion, for social networking etc.), possible resolution guidelines, the future challenges and how their work fits in these regards.
Interviews with among others
Cristina Bicchieri, Damon Centola, Mirta Galesic, Stephan Hartmann, David Hirshleifer, James A. Kitts, Timur Kuran, Michael Macy, Erik Olsson, Steven Pinker, Deborah A. Prentice, Cass Sunstein, Ivo Welch
PAPERS / ARTIKLER
2008. “Anerkendelsens økonomi og oplysningens værdi i det offentlige rum,” Pelle G. Hansen & Vincent F. Hendricks, KRITIK, #190, december: 41-41. Download in PDF
2010. “A First Stab: Knowledge and Pluralistic Ignorance, Vincent F. Hendricks, Metaphilosophy 41:279-291. Download in PDF
2011. “Axioms of Distinction in Social Software”, Vincent F. Hendricks, Games, Rationality and Norms, eds. by J.v. Benthem, E. Pacuit and R. Ramamujam. Dordrecht: Springer: 235-267. Download in PDF
2011. “Epistemisk terrorisme”, David Budtz Pedersen & Vincent F. Hendricks, KRITIK, #200: 98-110
2012. “Characteristic Cascades: Structure, Formalization, Resolution”, Rasmus K. Rendsvig & Vincent F. Hendricks, forthcoming
2013. “Infostorms”, Pelle G. Hansen, Vincent F. Hendricks, Rasmus K. Rendsvig, Metaphilosophy, Vol. 44, No. 3, April: 301-326
2013. “Bubbles”, in Johan van Benthem and Fenrong Liu, eds, Logic Across the University: Foundations and Application—Proceedings of the Tsinghua Logic Conference, Beijing, 14-16 October 2013. Volume 47: Studies in Logic. London: College Publications: 509-513
2013. “Agents and Interactions”, Jeffrey Helzner & Vincent F. Hendricks, forthcoming in A Formal Epistemology Reader, H. Arló-Costa, J. van Benthem and V.F. Hendricks (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (submitted, accepted)
2013. “Social Proof in Extensive Games”, Rasmus K. Rendsvig & Vincent F. Hendricks, forthcoming in Studia Logica (submitted, accepted)
2013. “Science Bubbles”, with David Budtz Pedersen, Philosophy and Technology, DOI: 10.1007/s13347-013-0142-7. Online first, November 15, 2013.
2014. “Structures of Social Proof”, with Rasmus K. Rendsvig, forthcoming (in progress)
Tidsfordriv / Politiken
Vincent F. Hendricks & Pelle Guldborg Hansen skriver om hvorfor TV-dueller ikke flytter stemmer, 20. januar, 2011
Artikel i Universitetsavisen
Vincent F. Hendricks skriver om hvorfor “Information er farlig for demokratiet” i Universitetsavisen, 12. januar, 2011
Interview i Kristeligt Dagblad Vincent F. Hendricks interviewes i Kristeligt Dagblad om videns rolle i informationssamfundet og betydning for demokratiet, 31. december, 2010