What do a flock of starlings, a colony of warrior ants, and a hundred-person flash mob all have in common with the red team? Swarm intelligence, the collective behavior of individuals acting autonomously, is a concept that we can apply to human systems to unlock their potential. Swarming methodologies teach a group of individuals what to do, where to go, and how to operate as a team.
Nancy Eckert (Pongolyn) explores swarm intelligence through augmented reality gaming, where
she leads teams of agents in capture-the-flag style competitions across the world. She shows how to apply social engineering strategies to groups of individuals, with the goal of achieving a collective intelligence that is greater than the sum of its parts.