Augmented Social Cognition is a new project that just formed at the Palo Alto Research Center. Its mission is to understand and develop engineering models for systems that enhance a group's ability to remember, think, and reason.
Our intention is to conduct research in two main different ways:
First, we are characterizing the various social web spaces, such as Wikipedia, del.icio.us, etc.
Second, we are building new social web applications based on the concepts of balancing interaction costs and participation levels. We are planning on extending information foraging theory to understand some of these economic models of behavior.