Any friend of ours is ...
Humans are all different from one another, in their interests, their abilities, and their ways of relating to one another and to the world. And this is how it should be. Like all biological system, humanity depends for its success on the diversity of its elements. At the same time, it would be nice to know, or at least know about, more people whose concerns overlap with one's own, who can bring to one's own understanding new perspectives, and who are trying to do in and for the world things similar to what one is trying to do oneself.
One of the great significances of the Web (perhaps
significance?) is that it vastly increases the possibilites of locating such people. Less than a decade ago, few people had the opportunity in a lifetime to interact with more than a thousand or so other people. Today one can, in principle, interacts with millions to find those with similar concerns. Out of this, one can reasonably expect whole new communities to emerge ... and probably whole new ways of thinking as people with related concerns discover one another and recognize their similarities and complementarities.
Links among sites on the Web are a concrete representation of such
emerging and evolving communities and ways of thinking. Groucho Marx is
said to have once said "I wouldn't be a member of any club that would
admit me". Serendip feels differently. Anyone who finds Serendip
interesting is probably interesting to Serendip. And, if you're visiting
here, probably to you as well. Hence the list below, of places linked to
Serendip. There are well more than a thousand such places, so the list is far from exhaustive. We've picked sites to try and reflect the breadth of interests that you might have, and that help us understand better who we are (another thing the web facilitates). For some additional notices of Serendip on the web, see In the News.
Precollege and college education
- Hueneme High School, Oxnard, California, with Thor's Links by webmaster Jay Crosby
- DiscoverySchool.com, search "serendip" for inclusions in lesson plans
- Web Resources, San Diego State University College of Sciences "science education and general resources"
- Education, from Brazil
- Teacher Education Resource Links, School of Education, University of the Pacific
- Educational Resources, from Cyberkids
- Science Education Links, South Dakota Department of Education and Cultural Affairs
- Virtual University, Como, Italy
- Help for K-12 educators, from Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania
- Building a Plan for Reform, Principles for Principals Interactive Workshop
- Blind spot, in use at University of Missouri-Rolla
- Educational resources, from CyberTeens
- Math Forum Internet Mathematics Library, search on "serendip"
- General Science, from Scienceman
- - biomath links
- Jefferson Middle School Arts WEB Search Page
- Quest 1: The Human Mind, from Springfield Township High School
Education and technology
Brain and behavior
Brain and education
Biology and medicine
- Yahoo - Science - Education ... "most popular sites"
Neuroscience, from World Wide Web Virtual Library
- Cognitive Neuroscience Resources list, at Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
- Global Neurologic Web Sites, from the Korean Neurological Association
- Neuroscience, Psychology, and Psychiatry, from The Karolinska Institute, Sweden
- Psychology Web Pages Around the World, from William James Hall, Harvard University
- Other Psychology Sites of Interest, from the Internet Psychology Lab, University of Illiniois at Urbana-Champaign
- Psychology Links, Ashkelon Regional College, Israel
- Biological Anthropology Links, University of Chile
- Use it or Lose It: Puzzles to Exercise the Brain, from Education World
- Il Problema Mente-Corpo: Il Contributo delle Neuroscienze, by Silvio Merciai, Universita degli Studi di Torino
- Useful links, on thinking, from Khakashia-Turkish Lyceum in the Russian federation
- Favorite websites of "memory researcher" James Lampinen, University of Arkansas (as reported in interview)
Biology of Consciousness, course at University of Colorado
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- Internet and Media Complexity Resources, from Complexity, a Wiley journal.
- Complex Systems and Artificial Life, resources from Moshe Sipper, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
- Complexity and Artificial Life Research Concept, resources from the CALResCo group.
- Artificial Life Links, from the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Zurich
- Neural Networks and Connectionist Systems, from the American Association for Artificial Intelligence
- Intelligent Systems, from Brandeis University
- Systems and Simulation Links, from France
- Links on Cybernetics and Systems, from Principia Cybernetica Web
Prisoner's Dilemma, from Principia Cybernetica Web
- INNS Non-linear Dynamics Special Interest Group
- Systems Theory, from Institute of Experimental Physics, Vienna
Science in Culture