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Principles of structural coupling (cf. Maturana and Varela, 1987)

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Principles of structural coupling (cf. Maturana and Varela, 1987): Due to structure determined and structure determining interaction of an unity with its environment or another unity each interacting system is a source (and a target) of pertubations with respect to the other.

 

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Center for Complexity in Business

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Center for Complexity in Business (CCB) at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland is is the world’s first (and only) research center specializing in the application of complex systems methods to business problems.

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Betty Cares's curator insight, August 5, 2013 3:49 PM

Looks to be a very interesting conference.  Jeff will consider attending.  Anyone else?

 

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Benoit Mandelbrot - Hunting the Hidden Dimension Nova (2008)

Telling the story of Fractal Geometry, till its usage in complexity theory, very nicely done.

For centuries, fractal-like irregular shapes were considered beyond the boundaries of mathematical understanding. Now, mathematicians have finally begun mapping this uncharted territory. Their remarkable findings are deepening our understanding of nature and stimulating a new wave of scientific, medical, and artistic innovation stretching from the ecology of the rain forest to fashion design. The documentary highlights a host of filmmakers, fashion designers, physicians, and researchers who are using fractal geometry to innovate and inspire.


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Classrooms as Complex Adaptive Systems: A Relational Model

Classrooms as Complex Adaptive Systems: A Relational Model | Complexity theory and management | Scoop.it
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In this article, we describe and model the language classroom as a complex adaptive system (see Logan & Schumann, 2005). We argue that linear, categorical descriptions of classroom processes and interactions do not sufficiently explain the complex nature of classrooms, and cannot account for how classroom change occurs (or does not occur), over time. A relational model of classrooms is proposed which focuses on the relations between different elements (physical, environmental, cognitive, social) in the classroom and on how their interaction is crucial in understanding and describing classroom action.

 
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OneZoom: open source data visualization tools for science & education

OneZoom: open source data visualization tools for science & education | Complexity theory and management | Scoop.it

OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer... An excellent way of visualizing data... Good usage of fractals.

 

"Big data" is a growing issue in science and industry, as modern computing has enabled large amounts of data to be captured and stored, revolutionizing many branches of science. These advances, however, also lead to challenges, such as how to explore and visualize large data sets.

The very first blue-skies idea that could have been identified with OneZoom was that of a mind map so vast that it could contain all human knowledge. The concept involved making the information easy to explore by laying it out in ever smaller bubbles using a fractal structure and a zooming interface so that the computer never runs out of space to put the information no matter how much there is.


OneZoom is committed to heightening awareness about the diversity of life on earth, its evolutionary history and the threats of extinction. This website allows you to explore the tree of life in a completely new way: it's like a map, everything is on one page, all you have to do is zoom in and out. OneZoom also provides free, open source, data visulation tools for science and education.


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Edward C. Krug's curator insight, August 19, 2013 1:38 PM

 The mind map concept is also showing up in a project and upcoming conference and book for organizing and making available the diversity of research information in neurobiology.  From the link below you can track down that information.  Also you can go to newsroom.ucla.edu and search for Dr. Silva, below.  

 

I believe that the visual representation of complex systems is going to percolate progressively into fields less friendly to or organized as a science.

 

"Alcino Silva, a professor of neurobiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. "

UCLA researcher invents new tools to manage 'information overload' threatening neuroscience

Before the digital age, neuroscientists got their information in the library like the rest of us. But the explosion of neuroscience research has resulted in the publication of nearly 2 million papers — more data than any researcher can read and absorb . . .

 

Have fun,

Ed

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mySimpleSurface.com - agile management utility

mySimpleSurface.com - agile management utility | Complexity theory and management | Scoop.it

y simple surface is an agile management utility. It's like a big white board for quickly and easily organising lots of things. When there's too much going on, you need space. You need a surface. Move stuff around. Step back. Zoom in. Use the the space.


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Emerald | Management Decision | Complexity and variety in mass customization systems: analysis and recommendations

Emerald | Management Decision | Complexity and variety in mass customization systems: analysis and recommendations | Complexity theory and management | Scoop.it
Purpose – To identify and examine the origins of complexity in a mass customization system and to propose an effective application sequence of variety management strategies in order to cope with this complexity.
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Eric Berlow: Simplifying complexity | Video on TED.com

Ecologist Eric Berlow doesn't feel overwhelmed when faced with complex systems. He knows that more information can lead to a better, simpler solution.
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Network Science Course - 2012

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Network Science Course Website

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Betty Cares's curator insight, May 22, 2013 10:14 AM

The legendary Complex Adpative  Systems researcher, Lazlo Barabasi, now runs a Network Science research center at Northeastern U.  I was VERY surprised to find his courses' slides with commentary available to review and download here. 

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Spatially-oriented programming environment

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"Recursive Drawing is an exploration of user interface ideas towards the development of a spatially-oriented programming environment"

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The 50+ Best Ways to Curate and Share Your Favorite Social Media and News Content | DailyTekk

The 50+ Best Ways to Curate and Share Your Favorite Social Media and News Content | DailyTekk | Complexity theory and management | Scoop.it

There’s so much information online just begging to be curated: news, social media, images, video, websites… the list goes on. Reading great content from my favorite blogs and websites is one of my favorite down-time activities. It’s also an important part of my job as an IT Director because I need to stay on top of the latest trends, announcements and tech news. Just a few years ago, the tools I used to use for reading and consuming content were Google Reader, StumbleUpon, Digg, Delicious… you know all the big names.


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Principles of structural coupling (cf. Maturana and Varela, 1987)

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Principles of structural coupling (cf. Maturana and Varela, 1987): Due to structure determined and structure determining interaction of an unity with its environment or another unity each interacting system is a source (and a target) of pertubations with respect to the other.

 

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Organizational Survival in the New World: The Intelligent Complex Adaptive System (KMCI Press)

Organizational Survival in the New World: The Intelligent Complex Adaptive System (KMCI Press) | Complexity theory and management | Scoop.it
Organizational Survival in the New World: The Intelligent Complex Adaptive System (KMCI Press), Review Alex and David Bennet are ideally suited to bring forth such a wide-ranging and erudite synthesis of complexity and knowledge theories.
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