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Fouloscopie: Ce que la foule dit de nous – Mehdi Moussaïd

Thoughts: A highly enjoyable book. I became aware of Fouloscopie because of the author’s excellent YouTube channel of the same name, where Moussaïd makes videos on the science of crowds. Lots of neat insights from a variety of different fields, interspersed among many anecdotes from the author’s life and research (while they were lively and often quite funny, I could have done with a somewhat higher science-to-anecdote ratio). Good source of new vocabulary, with all its colourful descriptions.

(The notes below are not a summary of the book, but rather raw notes - whatever I thought, at the time, might be worth remembering. I read this as an e-book, so page numbers are as they appeared in Apple Books.)

Moussaïd, Mehdi. 2019. Fouloscopie: Ce que la foule dit de nous. HumenSciences.

1. Le Baptême

2. Piétons, fourmis et grains de riz

3. Le Piéton particule

4. Bienvenue chez les psys

5. Turbulences

6. J’Irai où tu iras

7. Panique à Pandora

8. L’Aide ou La Fuite

9. Épidémies d’information

10. La Toile

11. Mille Jugements en un

12. À L’Aube d’un nouveau jour


Posted: Jan 28, 2022. Last updated: Aug 31, 2023.