STOWE BOYD DISCUSSES HIS LATEST RESEARCH IN A 45 MINUTE INTERVIEW
I was tuned into the work of the web anthropologist, futurologist and self-confessed clairvoyant Stowe Boyd by Bruce Lewin from Four Groups who I interviewed recently (see here). It turns out it’s a small world because Stowe spoke at the Meaning Conference here in Brighton last year that was hosted Will McInnes of Social Business specialists Nixon McInnes. I’d interviewed Will back in 2007 at the Widgety Goodness conference put on by web veteran Ivan Pope who interviewed last year (see here). There’s another connection through Change Agent Steve Hearsum of Deboxing who I had coffee with the other day, and who also co-founded the Fit Forum with Bruce Lewin.
I mention this because the strength of weak ties and social density are some of the topics I discussed with Stowe around his recent research into Socialogy (The Theory And Practice Behind Social Business) and the Physics of People. His research is still very much work in progress, so we discussed some of the interesting and unexpected findings he has discovered through a series of interviews he’s been conducting. We also discussed how this helps shape his thinking on what’s round the corner. I’ll put a summary together of the interview shortly, and Stowe plans to create a transcript so I’ll link to that when it’s online. In the meantime, it would be great to get your feedback about the interview with Stowe, particularly in terms of whether you have similar case studies or research findings.