how do new ideas come to rise?

The emergence of new ideas and knowledge from within a community has traditionally been studied as a social process, in recent work with colleagues- Christine Moser, Dir Deichmann, Iina Hellsten, & Shenghui Wang, we have investigated the potential dual role of the content space of ideas and the social network structure in which it emerges to shed light on how different structures relate to one another. This work was presented at 2013 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, entitled – Exploring Ideation: Knowledge Development in Science Through the Lens of Semantic and Social Networks. Publication link coming soon!