“Serendipity, in science, is the ability to discover, invent, create, or imagine a finding –a hypothesis, an explanation, a rule, a theory, a law–without deliberately having looked for it”. My colleagues Danièle Bourcier and Pek van Andel, who have been long interested in this topic, provide this and other suggestive definitions of serendipity, the term coined by Horace Walpole in 1754 from the Persian tale The Three Princes of Serendip.
Serendipolis will feature random findings, ideas, thoughts or inventions on law, politics, conflict and crisis management, etc. that are fueled by new technology uses and/or technological innovation. Nevertheless, I will also leave room for the unexpected to emerge…
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I have started a group on LinkedIn: CrowdMappers . The ideas is to widen the circle of people who think about using geo temporal tagging to solve problems. Please join!