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Top 10 Apps for Architects

Top 10 Apps for Architects | Complexity.studies | Scoop.it
Following our readers poll last year, here's an updated list of what we think are the best ten apps for architects. From condensed versions of large
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Antonio Cândido indica 10 livros para conhecer o Brasil - Portal Fórum

Antonio Cândido indica 10 livros para conhecer o Brasil - Portal Fórum | Complexity.studies | Scoop.it
Crítico literário lista obras fundamentais para quem pretende adquirir boa informação a fim de poder fazer reflexões pertinentes
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CyberACTIVISM Within the Global Digital Divide: a Case Study of Peru

The following thesis wants to explore if and to what extent cyber-activism is possible in a developing country such as Peru, in the context of the global digital divide. In order to do that, it
will investigate Peruvians‟ perception of online activism; it will take into account recent cases of online activism from Peru; and it will put into discussion several concepts such as alternative media,
the democratic divide and the global digital divide.
The interest for this subject has emerged from my contact with news regarding the social movements taking place in Peru, in order to protect indigenous communities against resource depletion and exploitation.
In order to conduct the research, I have used qualitative unobtrusive research methods such as media content analysis and netnography.


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Tracking the Future just got better

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Thats superb...
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Follow the links to further information on the future impact of rapidly developing technology on society.

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Scientists have NO idea how planets form

Scientists have NO idea how planets form | Complexity.studies | Scoop.it
Astronomers are being forced to rewrite their theories of planet formation (shown). Washington DC-based Nasa and others are struggling to explain them.
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The city as network - Social Physics

The city as network - Social Physics | Complexity.studies | Scoop.it
Traditionally, cities have been viewed as the sum of their locations – the buildings, monuments, squares and parks that spring to mind when we think of ‘New York’, ‘London’ or ‘Paris’. In The new science of cities (Amazon US| Amazon UK), Michael Batty argues that a more productive approach is to think of cities in terms of …
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Lix, un bolígrafo 3D que permite dibujar objetos reales en el aire

Lix, un bolígrafo 3D que permite dibujar objetos reales en el aire | Complexity.studies | Scoop.it
Las impresoras 3D están avanzando mucho, pero aún están sujetas a una estructura que limita el tamaño de los objetos que pueden crear. Lix es la apuesta creativa del diseñador afincado en Londres Anton Suvorov. Se trata de un bolígrafo que genera filamentos de plástico como los de una impresora 3D y permite, literalmente, dibujar objetos tridimensionales en el aire.
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Stephen Hawking Goes Grey

Stephen Hawking Goes Grey | Complexity.studies | Scoop.it

The popular titles stating that Hawking says, “there are no black holes” is incorrect

Recently there has been a fair amount of publicity about the publication of a transcription of a talk given by Stephen Hawking at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, California, in August 2013, where Hawking discusses his possible resolution to the so called Information Paradox and the firewall theorem. In the extremely oversimplified explanation given by several media commentators it has been said that Stephen Hawking has refuted the existence of Black Holes with misleading titles such as – Stephen Hawking: ‘There are no black holes’  (from Nature magazine one of the most prestigious scientific journals).  In fact this was absolutely not the case.  Hawking did not say there are no black holes – he merely suggested that the classical notion of a gravitational body in which light cannot escape may need to be revised. In his revision, there is still a black hole horizon, yet due to the extremely turbulent dynamics at the quantum level of the boundary, the persistence and structure of the horizon is uncertain. Just like the weather on Earth, which can be predicted yet always with some level of uncertainty, the apparent horizon is deterministic but chaotic. Thus the title of his talk “Information Preservation and Weather Forecasting for Black Holes” (the transcription of which was posted on the arXiv server). Here Hawking, redefines the event horizon as an apparent horizon saying, “This suggests that black holes should be redefined as metastable bound states of the gravitational field.” Hawking concludes that this effectively means that information can be emitted from the trans-horizon area of a black hole – making them more akin to “grey holes”, where information (matter and energy) can go in, and come out as well. This is an attempt to resolve the so called “information loss paradox” where all the information that falls into a black hole would be lost as the black hole evaporates to nothing, due to an earlier postulate by Hawking – known as Hawking radiation – which describes the emission of vacuum fluctuations “virtual particles” producing a slight loss of energy overtime for the black hole, eventually leading to its complete evaporation.

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▶ Chaos, Complexity, and Public Policy

Irene Sanders Executive Director and Founder of the Washington Center for Complexity and Public Policy and author of "Strategic Thinking and the New Science: Planning in the Midst of Chaos, Complexity, and Change."


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Eli Levine's curator insight, February 11, 2014 2:09 PM

A way cool panel discussion.  I wish I could be a full practitioner of this new, empirically based governing and political strategic thinking.

Liz Rykert's curator insight, February 12, 2014 10:34 AM

Loving these new video resources for understanding complexity and it applications.

Luciano Lampi's curator insight, March 23, 2014 9:16 PM

are our politicians aware of these concepts?

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Introduction to Complex Systems: Patterns in Nature

This video provides a basic introduction to the science of complex systems, focusing on patterns in nature. (For more information on agent-based modeling, vi...

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António F Fonseca's curator insight, February 1, 2014 4:50 AM

Agent based modeling still is the best tool to understand complex systems when mathematical modeling gets very complicated.

Liz Rykert's curator insight, February 10, 2014 7:25 PM

Always looking for good resources to introduce complexity science to others. This looks great. 

Ian Biggs, MAIPM, CPPE's curator insight, April 16, 2014 8:08 PM

I recently conducted a series of workshops on the subject of 'Complex Project Management - Navigating through the unknown'. This clip provides a great introduction to complex systems and for those interested in Complexity Science, this clip is worth 7:52 of your time.

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is it ethical to live ALONE? | THE STATE

is it ethical to live ALONE? | THE STATE | Complexity.studies | Scoop.it

Cities are complex organisms where every thing and every decision is connected. That’s a given. Every choice from a power and an act of resistance changes how the city lives, whether intended that way or not. So when someone faults government for social engineering, what they really mean is “social engineering I don’t like.” All other social engineering is just called governance.

 

Some forms of government interference are by all counts unfortunate. Laws preventing unmarried men and women from living together, as surfaced a few months ago here in Turkey, are silly on the grounds that ‘man and woman’ is a false gender dichotomy more than anything else. Most regulations, projected or otherwise, cannot be dismissed as easily. In September, a restriction on studio apartments was considered by the Turkish government. While this considered law probably had much more to do with rampant corruption in the construction industry and other weird and risible facts that everyone knew about then and clutches their pearls about now that an investigation may or may not be underway—and anyways, many people fell into their political stance before considering the merits of the law—an interesting debate was missed. Is it ethical to live alone in an overcrowded city?


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Grd Lyon-millenaire3's curator insight, January 13, 2014 11:38 AM

.[..]When we choose to live in a city, we choose to become part of its urban plan and join its community, not just as its speculative and passive observer. .[..]

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Philosophy of Complex Systems (Book in PDF)


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What We Know About Deep Learning Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

What We Know About Deep Learning Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg | Complexity.studies | Scoop.it

The artificial intelligence technique known as deep learning is white hot right now. It is powering many of the advances in computer vision, from voice/fac


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¿Por qué hoy no es posible la revolución?

¿Por qué hoy no es posible la revolución? | Complexity.studies | Scoop.it
Para descifrar la alta estabilidad del sistema de dominación liberal hay que entender cómo funcionan los actuales mecanismos de poder. El comunismo como mercancía es el fin de la revolución
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¿Por qué el régimen de dominación neoliberal es tan estable? ¿Por qué hay tan poca resistencia? ¿Por qué toda resistencia se desvanece tan rápido? ¿Por qué ya no es posible la revolución a pesar del creciente abismo entre ricos y pobres? Para explicar esto es necesario una comprensión adecuada de cómo funcionan hoy el poder y la dominación.

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Cultura Inquieta - Impresionantes techos de mezquitas que destacan las maravillas de la arquitectura islámica

Cultura Inquieta - Impresionantes techos de mezquitas que destacan las maravillas de la arquitectura islámica | Complexity.studies | Scoop.it
Impresionanes techos de mezquitas que destacan las maravillas de la arquitectura islámica
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Astronomy: Planets in chaos

Astronomy: Planets in chaos | Complexity.studies | Scoop.it
The discovery of thousands of star systems wildly different from our own has demolished ideas about how planets form.
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Complex systems made simple

Complex systems made simple | Complexity.studies | Scoop.it
Network scientists at Northeastern have designed an algorithm capable of identifying the subset of components that reveal a complex system's overall nature.

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Eli Levine's curator insight, July 10, 2014 2:02 PM

Way cool. And useful. 

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The future of robotics is squishy

The future of robotics is squishy | Complexity.studies | Scoop.it
Andy Marchese has a lot of fish tanks but no fish food — his fish prefer batteries and compressed air. On a recent Monday, Marchese conducted an out-of-water demonstration of Bubbles, a...

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Your reality is actually 15 seconds long

Your reality is actually 15 seconds long | Complexity.studies | Scoop.it
The present moment, as you are experiencing it this very instant, is directly influenced by the previous 15 seconds of your life, reports Quartz. Researchers from MIT and the University of...

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Inter-activ' : Michel Serres - "Faire le pont entre l'information et le savoir, c’est une nouvelle façon d’enseigner"


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Masson Isabelle's comment, August 26, 2013 3:25 PM
Entretien avec Michel Serres : une analyse éclairante de notre société en mutation (enseignement, politique, mariage, réseaux sociaux...). A écouter !
Grd Lyon-millenaire3's comment, August 27, 2013 3:31 AM
Petite poucette continue à jeter ses cailloux...
SYCFI's curator insight, August 30, 2013 2:27 AM
Une nouvelle mise en perspective stimulante de M. Serres pour notre communauté prof. !

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Top 10 Things a City Can Do To Become a Shareable City - Collaborative Consumption

Top 10 Things a City Can Do To Become a Shareable City - Collaborative Consumption | Complexity.studies | Scoop.it
A Shareable City looks at multiple aspects of urban planning and community well-being through a collaborative economy lens, and proactively supports activities and platforms. Here are some of the best ways to get started.
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The Holographic Universe, Perceiving Reality!

The Holographic Universe, Perceiving Reality! | Complexity.studies | Scoop.it
The holographic universe is a book by Michael Talbot, (1953-1992), he was also the author of a number of books highlighting parallels between ancient mysticism and quantum mechanics, and espousing a theoretical model of reality that suggests the physical...
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Are we living in a HOLOGRAM? Physicists believe our universe could just be a projection of another cosmos

Are we living in a HOLOGRAM? Physicists believe our universe could just be a projection of another cosmos | Complexity.studies | Scoop.it
Researchers in Japan have provided compelling evidence to support the holographic model of our universe put forward by physicist Juan Maldacena.
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