Robert Horn: Visualizing World’s Biggest Problems

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Robert Horn
Robert Horn

Robert Horn is a political scientist with a special interest in public policy, organizational strategy, and knowledge management. These days, he deals mostly with social messes. Social messes are more than complicated problems. I define them as tightly interconnected clusters of wicked problems and other messes. They are very complex; ambiguous; highly constrained; seen differently from different ideologies and worldviews; and contain many value conflicts. They usually contain major entanglements of economic, social, and political, cultural, and psychological factors.  Bob is a pioneer in dealing with messes through interactive visual analysis with task groups.

Below the Fold Are Links and Some Astonishing Visuals

Policy Options for a Resource Efficient Economy

Professor Horn’s Bio Page

Reference: Mapping Hypertext (1989)

Reference: Sustainable World by 2050

Search: Information Mapping (2010 Update)

Worth a Look: Visual Language & Information Mapping

Robert Horn's Visualization Screen
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Phi Beta Iota: Robert Horn is a genius — a multidisciplinary genius — whose gifts are still not fully appreciated. If his craft were combined with holistic analytics, true cost economics, and open source everything engineering, in the context of a World Brain Institute and School of Future-Oriented Hybrid Governance with nodes in every Member State, we would have markets changing overnight for the better.

See Also:

1976+ Intelligence Models 2.1

1957+ Decision Support Story

EIN Background Paper to UN “Beyond Data Monitoring”