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Complex systems revolution - YouTube

Music Composer : Robert Schumann Pianist : Claudio Arrau (Ich habe ein @YouTube-Video positiv bewertet: http://t.co/jp08OrlaoF Complex systems revolution)...
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Investing in Urban Climate Change Resilience: Sharing Lessons and Accelerating Action | ACCCRN

This week in #RFBellagio, donors & partners convene to discuss about Investments in Urban #Climate Change #Resilience http://t.co/LTdxCk9633
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Emergency response to extreme weather events on the agenda - Cooma Monaro Express

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Emergency response to extreme weather events on the agenda Cooma Monaro Express COOMA residents were given the opportunity to shape future responses to extreme weather events, when the South East Local Land Services (LLS) held a community workshop...
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To Find Big Opportunities in Smart Cities, Go Small

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The smart city is a global phenomenon driven by a confluence of rapid urbanization, aging infrastructure, and advances in information technology, which are (The smart city is a global phenomenon driven by a confluence of rapid urbanization, aging ...
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PAGASA-DOST, magsasagawa ng 'Flood Risk Management & Urban Resilience Workshop' - YouTube

News@1: PAGASA-DOST, magsasagawa ng 'Flood Risk Management & Urban Resilience Workshop' (Ulat ni Waywaya Macalma) - [June 3, 2014] For more news, visit: ►htt...
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Sociology and Complexity Science blog: Systems and Complexity ...

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Working with Joachim Sturmberg as our lead, my colleagues and I are hosting one of the first international conferences on Systems and Complexity Science for Healthcare this November, the 13th and 14th, at Georgetown ...
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Can London cope with extreme changes in weather? - ITV News

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Modeling and simulation in the big data era - EurekAlert (press release)

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Modeling and simulation in the big data era
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Secondly, big data creates a new way on modeling and simulating complex system.
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Complex policymaking systems: is order good and disorder bad?

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The language of complexity allows us to pose a fundamental question about the way in which politics and policymaking works: how can we explain and evaluate the order and stability that appears to e...
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Shock waves on complex networks

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Power grids, road maps, and river streams are examples of infrastructural networks which are highly vulnerable to external perturbations. An abrupt local change of load (voltage, traffic density, or water level) might propagate in a cascading way and affect a significant fraction of the network. Almost discontinuous perturbations can be modeled by shock waves which can eventually interfere constructively and endanger the normal functionality of the infrastructure. We study their dynamics by solving the Burgers equation under random perturbations on several real and artificial directed graphs. Even for graphs with a narrow distribution of node properties (e.g., degree or betweenness), a steady state is reached exhibiting a heterogeneous load distribution, having a difference of one order of magnitude between the highest and average loads. Unexpectedly we find for the European power grid and for finite Watts-Strogatz networks a broad pronounced bimodal distribution for the loads. To identify the most vulnerable nodes, we introduce the concept of node-basin size, a purely topological property which we show to be strongly correlated to the average load of a node.

 

Shock waves on complex networks
• Enys Mones, Nuno A. M. Araújo, Tamás Vicsek & Hans J. Herrmann

Scientific Reports 4, Article number: 4949 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep04949


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Eli Levine's curator insight, May 20, 2014 8:19 AM

Indeed, this is intuitive enough without the mathematics to back it up.  This could be mapped out and used for prioritizing the defense or attack of various points within the network, either in the digital or analog worlds.

 

Way cool science!

 

Think about it.

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The world after Big Data: What the digital revolution means for us

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Never before were politicians, business leaders, and scientists more urgently needed to master the challenges ahead of us. We are in the middle of a third industrial revolution. While we see the symptoms, such as the financial and economic crisis, cybercrime and cyberwar, we haven't understood the implications well. But at the end of this socio-economic transformation, we will live in a digital society. This comes with breath-taking opportunities and challenges, as they occur only every 100 years.

 

http://futurict.blogspot.mx/2014/05/the-world-after-big-data-what-digital.html

 

See also What's the Next Big Thing after Big Data? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5Y76UB080M&list=UUYrlsSzinJN42rKmFlOOYxA


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Gary Bamford's curator insight, May 30, 2014 2:37 AM

Come on, keep up!

Rick Frank's curator insight, May 30, 2014 9:38 AM

This is a bit idealistic but I like the thought process behind it.

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From Crystal Ball to Magic Wand: The New World Order in Times of Digital Revolution

From Crystal Ball to Magic Wand: The New World Order in Times of Digital Revolution. Dirk Helbing, ETH Zurich. Talk delivered via skype on March 24, 2014, to the AAAI workshop on THE INTERSECTION OF ROBUST INTELLIGENCE AND TRUST IN AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS

 

We need another Apollo project, but this time focusing on our Earth. I am ready for this, are you?

Please watch this movie to the end.
The solution to our world's problems is different from what many strategic thinkers believed.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AErRh_yDr-Q


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Eli Levine's curator insight, April 2, 2014 10:07 PM

I'm not perfect, but I'd say I've done a reasonably good job at predicting these things happening.

 

You have economic pinches, combined with aspirations towards ideals, of course you're going to have Arab Springs!  Furthermore, you have governments that are not following along according to the newly expressed needs of the people, you're more likely to get unrest, violence and increase the POTENTIAL for overthrow of your whole system of governance and economics (speaking, of course, with regards to Egypt especially).  Better to improve your odds and adapt yourself to the new normal of the society's needs (which are fairly consistent throughout time, space and culture).

 

What on Earth are our current policy-makers doing by persisting with the overly-cozy relationship with the private elite and their philosophies over the actual, presented needs of the general public?  Where is their more accurate view of humanity, themselves and the various needs and functions of humanity?

 

Seriously?

And I'm the one on the outside.

 

Think about it.

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What ants teach us about the brain, cancer and the Internet

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Ecologist Deborah Gordon studies ants wherever she can find them -- in the desert, in the tropics, in her kitchen ... In this fascinating talk, she explains her obsession with insects most of us would happily swat away without a second thought. She argues that ant life provides a useful model for learning about many other topics, including disease, technology and the human brain.

 

http://on.ted.com/h0Emb ;


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Measuring the Complexity of the Law @ Weeder

Measuring the Complexity of the Law http://t.co/Q4nf5Mjdow #tech #science
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Massive New Storm-Protection Barrier Funded for Lower Manhattan - Next City

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Massive New Storm-Protection Barrier Funded for Lower Manhattan Next City Selected as winners of the Department of Housing and Urban Development-backed Rebuild by Design contest, the proposals will receive nearly one billion from HUD's Community...
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An Entrepreneur's Prescription For Fixing Healthcare: Start Innovating! - Forbes

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An Entrepreneur's Guide to Fixing Health Care” he shares his fundamental belief in the need for systems-changing innovations in health care.
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Urban Climate-Change Planning Going Mainstream - Climate Change -

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CAMBRIDGE — An increasing number of cities worldwide now include ...
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Highlights and Prospects in the Mathematics of Complexity Science

15.30-15.55 Young-Ho Eom (Physique Théorique, Université de Toulouse III) Mathematical understanding of complex systems: complex network and data science approach2 16.00-16.25 Ahmet Sensoy (Borsa Istanbul, ...
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Carol's Learning Curve: A Potted History Of Complexity Science ...

This humongous and almost tongue in cheek blog post presents seemingly disconnected ideas about science and philosophy in chronological order in order to build to a creative crescendo of an introduction to complexity ...
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Video: Beehive study highlights how leaderless complex systems manage to get ... - Phys.Org

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Last chance to book for Human Factors in Complex Systems

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Last chance to book for Human Factors in Complex Systems. 27 May 2014 by Admin. Did you know that John Wilson would do three Sudoku just to get to sleep? …but apparently he didn't know which way up a carrot grew!
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A Fool to Do Your Dirty Work?

Anytime complexity increases through evolution, one must ask how selection at the lower level of organization (i.e., the individual cell) doesn't disrupt the integration at higher levels of organization (i.e., a multicellular organism) by favoring selfishness. There are some general evolutionary hypotheses that have been offered to explain why and how multicellularity and the division of labor between somatic and germline cells evolved, as well as the conditions under which these developments would be expected. Clearly, organisms with differentiated cells can experience many fitness advantages, such as the ability to grow larger and exploit novel resources. And along with these advantages come costs, such as the energy and materials that must be allocated towards growth and maintenance, rather than reproduction. However, there are more subtle, but no less important, constraints on an organism's ability to acquire resources, grow, metabolize, and reproduce that might also influence the evolution of cellular differentiation. (...)

 

Chase JM (2014) A Fool to Do Your Dirty Work? PLoS Biol 12(5): e1001859. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1001859


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Eli Levine's curator insight, May 15, 2014 10:09 AM

As an organism gets more complex, it seems that the cells become more simple, in and of themselves, and more interconnected to form the vibrant pattern of cells that form a multi-cellular organism.

 

Kind of like how, in a society where the division of labor took root, to eventually form the assembly line concept.  As society became more complex and diversified, it stands to reason that some larger, all guiding logic needs to pervade the social order, such that behavior is corrected according to thes social standards that are set within the given society (enter religion and/or government) to maintain the integrity of the overall whole that is the social organism.

 

Now, perhaps, it is time that all of these social superstructures: religion, government and business leaders, submit to the larger nature that is our natural world, such that we're actually living in harmony with the constantly evolving and dynamic nature, rather than next to or "over" it.  Survival is the name of the game and adaptability with an accurate sensor of reality is how you win it (bearing in mind, that we've all lost against the race against time and will only leave memory imprints behind when we're gone).  No sense in trying to achieve that which canont be achieved without killiing yourself and your population.

 

Think about it.

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Grand challenges for Computational Intelligence

The intelligence phenomenon continues to fascinate scientists and engineers, remaining an elusive moving target. Following numerous past observations (e.g., Hofstadter, 1985, p. 585), it can be pointed out that several attempts to construct “artificial intelligence” have turned to designing programs with discriminative power. These programs would allow computers to discern between meaningful and meaningless in similar ways to how humans perform this task. Interestingly, as noted by de Looze (2006) among others, such discrimination is based on etymology of “intellect” derived from Latin “intellego” (inter-lego): to choose between, or to perceive/read (a core message) between (alternatives). In terms of computational intelligence, the ability to read between the lines, extracting some new essence, corresponds to mechanisms capable of generating computational novelty and choice, coupled with active perception, learning, prediction, and post-diction. When a robot demonstrates a stable control in presence of a priori unknown environmental perturbations, it exhibits intelligence. When a software agent generates and learns new behaviors in a self-organizing rather than a predefined way, it seems to be curiosity-driven. When an algorithm rapidly solves a hard computational problem, by efficiently exploring its search-space, it appears intelligent.

 

Prokopenko M (2014) Grand challenges for computational intelligence. Front. Robot. AI 1:2. http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/frobt.2014.00002/full


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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."

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXxs-JtvkkQ


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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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▶ Jeffrey Johnson: From networks to hypernetworks in complex systems science

Complex systems have multilevel dynamics emerging from interactions between their parts. Networks have provided deep insights into those dynamics, but only represent relations between two things while the generality is relations between many things. Hypergraphs and their related Galois connections have long been used to model such relations, but their set theoretic nature has inadequate and inappropriate structure. Simplicial complexes can better represent relations between many things but they too have limitations. Hypersimplices, which are defined as simplices in which the relational structure is explicit, overcome these limitations. Hypernetworks, which in the simplest cases are sets of hypersimplices, have a multidimensional connectivity structure which constrains those dynamics represented by patterns of numbers over the hypersimplices and their vertices. The dynamics of hypernetwork also involve the formation and disintegration of hypersimplices, which are seen as structural events related to system time. Hypernetworks provide algebraic structure able to represent multilevel systems and combine their top-down and bottom-up micro, meso and macro-dynamics. Hypernetworks naturally generalise graphs, hypergraphs and networks. These ideas will be presented in a graphical way through examples which also show the relevance of hypernetworks to policy. It will be argued that hypernetworks are necessary if not sufficient for a science of complex systems and its applications. The talk will be aimed at a general audience and no prior knowledge will be assumed.

 

10th ECCO / GBI seminar series. Spring 2014

From networks to hypernetworks in complex systems science

April 18, 2014, Brussels

Jeffrey Johnson Open University, UK

Slides, references and more: http://ecco.vub.ac.be/?q=node/231 


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Liz Rykert's curator insight, May 10, 2014 9:32 PM

I am fascinated with the role of networks in complex systems as the scaffolds that connect and conduct.