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The Complexity of Complexity

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It’s not enough to say your organization is simple or complicated—you must also understand what kind of complexity you’re dealing with.

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Mastering Complexity: The London Underground Julian Stodd

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Complexity surrounds us. Mastering new technology, understanding scientific discoveries, even learning how to play an instrument well. But few things are more fearsome to master than the evil intri...

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The Ecology of Collective Behavior

Similar patterns of interaction, such as network motifs and feedback loops, are used in many natural collective processes, probably because they have evolved independently under similar pressures. Here I consider how three environmental constraints may shape the evolution of collective behavior: the patchiness of resources, the operating costs of maintaining the interaction network that produces collective behavior, and the threat of rupture of the network. The ants are a large and successful taxon that have evolved in very diverse environments. Examples from ants provide a starting point for examining more generally the fit between the particular pattern of interaction that regulates activity, and the environment in which it functions.

 

Gordon DM (2014) The Ecology of Collective Behavior. PLoS Biol 12(3): e1001805. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1001805

 


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Puppies! Now that I've got your attention, complexity theory - TED.com

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Animal behavior isn't complicated, but it is complex. Nicolas Perony studies how individual animals -- be they Scottish Terriers, bats or meerkats -- follow simple rules that, collectively, create larger patterns of behavior.

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Complexity Explorer -- Resources

The Resources section contains annotated links to a wide variety of web-based resources related to complex systems. These include journals, conferences, tutorials, software, videos, among other types of resources that will be useful for all levels of interest.


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Power laws - Stanford Complexity Group

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We've all heard the buzzwords - chaos, fractals, networks, power laws.  What do these terms mean in a rigorous, mathematical sense? This 1-2 credit seminar will explore formalisms associated with the study of complex systems. These include non-linear dynamics (and their associated phase space mappings, as well as chaos), graph theory (networks), and fractals (and their associated power laws). Through readings, in-class problem sets, and hands-on computer-based simulations, we will pursue a concrete understanding of these concepts as well as the ability to implement them as mathematical tools. A basic course in calculus and differential equations and some coding experience would be helpful but is not required.


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▶ Chaos, Complexity, and Public Policy - YouTube

Irene Sanders Executive Director and Founder of the Washington Center for Complexity and Public Policy and author of "Strategic Thinking and the New Science:...

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E. Morin’s Complexity Paradigm in the Context of Informational Challenges to Education

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The network nature of informational society is analyzed for understanding the challenges to contemporary education. Becoming of this society actualizes the need for lifelong learning, self-study, the reorientation of thinking style. The author attempts to explicate the methodological potential of E.Morin’s complexity paradigm for comprehension of informational challenges to education. Morin’s anthropo-ethics is investigated as a conceptual demonstration of the new paradigm in humanities. From the complexity paradigm perspective the education is viewed as transphenomenal by its nature with the transdisciplinary character of cognition, and the transdiscursive essence of educational thoughts. The education has to redefine its main didactic principles from a controlled and controlling discipline-based education, predicted targets towards a discovered, transdisciplinary, developing curriculum. The author underlines that the complexity-based curriculum should be oriented to multidimensional nature of a human being, because education is declared to stimulate the inner potential of a human and create the educational conditions for complexity thinking becoming.

 

 


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Edgar Morin's Path of Complexity

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An extensive bio-bibliographical overview of the work of Edgar Morin, followed by a discussion of his "complex thought" in the context of the history of ideas.

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How Can the Study of Complexity Transform Our Understanding of the World?

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The “study of complexity” refers to the attempt to find common principles underlying the behavior of complex systems—systems in which large collections of components interact in nonlinear ways. Here, the term nonlinear implies that the system can’t be understood simply by understanding its individual components; nonlinear interactions cause the whole to be “more than the sum of its parts.”

 

How Can the Study of Complexity Transform Our Understanding of the World?

Melanie Mitchell

https://www.bigquestionsonline.com/content/how-can-study-complexity-transform-our-understanding-world


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António F Fonseca's curator insight, January 22, 4:45 AM

Wonderful and clarifying text.

Lorien Pratt's curator insight, January 22, 11:20 PM

One of my favorite complexity authors.  An excerpt: "In the past it was widely assumed that such phenomena are hard to predict because the underlying processes are highly complex, and that random factors must play a key role.  However, Complex Systems science—especially the study of dynamics and chaos—have shown that complex behavior and unpredictability can arise in a system even if the underlying rules are extremely simple and completely deterministic.  Often, the key to complexity is the iteration over time of simple, though nonlinear, interaction rules among the system’s components."


This insight is at the core of Decision Intelligence, which adds an understanding of these emergent behaviors to the usual big data/predictive analytics/optimization stack.

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A Neuroscientist's Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious - Wired Science

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It’s a question that’s perplexed philosophers for centuries and scientists for decades: Where does consciousness come from? We know it exists, at least in ourselves. But how it arises from chemistry and electricity in our brains is an unsolved mystery.

Neuroscientist Christof Koch, chief scientific officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, thinks he might know the answer. According to Koch, consciousness arises within any sufficiently complex, information-processing system. All animals, from humans on down to earthworms, are conscious; even the internet could be. That’s just the way the universe works.

 

 


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Nietzsche's Butterfly: An Introduction to Chaos Theory | Student Voices | Learn Science at Scitable

Nietzsche's Butterfly: An Introduction to Chaos Theory | Student Voices | Learn Science at Scitable | Linguagem Virtual | Scoop.it
Have you ever thought about your life as a fractal? Have you embraced the infinite? PhD student Robin Andrews explains the chaotic theory you will find everywhere...even within yourself.

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Perspectives on a Hyperconnected World: Insights from the Science of Complexity.pdf


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A Framework for Understanding VUCA

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Executives have taken to using the military acronym VUCA–Voltility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity–to describe the world in which they operate and to ask that question: In a VUCA world, what’s the point of strategy?
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Absorbing complexity with PKM | Harold Jarche

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 29, 9:22 AM

Absorbing complexity with PKM

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Why Model? Joshua M. Epstein

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This lecture treats some enduring misconceptions about modeling. One of these is that the goal is always prediction. The lecture distinguishes between explanation and prediction as modeling goals, and offers sixteen reasons other than prediction to build a model. It also challenges the common assumption that scientific theories arise from and 'summarize' data, when often, theories precede and guide data collection; without theory, in other words, it is not clear what data to collect. Among other things, it also argues that the modeling enterprise enforces habits of mind essential to freedom. It is based on the author's 2008 Bastille Day keynote address to the Second World Congress on Social Simulation, George Mason University, and earlier addresses at the Institute of Medicine, the University of Michigan, and the Santa Fe Institute.


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António F Fonseca's curator insight, March 23, 5:20 AM

The classical paper about modelling and simulation. Very clear.

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PLOS ONE Complex systems articles

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PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.


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Reflexivity, complexity, and the nature of social science

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In 1987, George Soros introduced his concepts of reflexivity and fallibility and has further developed and applied these concepts over subsequent decades. This paper attempts to build on Soros's framework, provide his concepts with a more precise definition, and put them in the context of recent thinking on complex adaptive systems. The paper proposes that systems can be classified along a ‘spectrum of complexity’ and that under specific conditions not only social systems but also natural and artificial systems can be considered ‘complex reflexive.’ The epistemological challenges associated with scientifically understanding a phenomenon stem not from whether its domain is social, natural, or artificial, but where it falls along this spectrum. Reflexive systems present particular challenges; however, evolutionary model-dependent realism provides a bridge between Soros and Popper and a potential path forward for economics.

 

 


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Video: Chaos theory, the butterfly effect, complexity, and new tools for public policy

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Video: Irene Sanders asks how complex systems science can inform public policy http://t.co/3ygcNE3LbF

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▶ TEDxRotterdam - Igor Nikolic - Complex adaptive systems - YouTube

Igor Nikolic graduated in 2009 on his dissertation: co-evolutionary process for modelling large scale socio-technical systems evolution. He received his MSc ...

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▶ Seven Complex Lessons in Education - Edgar Morin - Interview - YouTube

Dr. Edgar Morin, an eminent sociologist and philosopher, discusses his work on Seven Complex Lessons in Education for the Future, addressing themes related to knowledge, identity and shared global challenges.


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Corina Ciechanow's curator insight, February 14, 4:45 AM

'Il faut enseigner à la bienveillance' Teaching people how to show kindness, see all aspects of others to understand them. Great interview!

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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, 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, 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, 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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Complexity Theory Basic Concepts

A summary of key complexity theory concepts. (Complexity theory background http://t.co/lsYiQGJZv1)

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Applying Design Thinking and Complexity Theory in Agile Organizations

Jean Tabaka discusses combining Design Thinking and Complexity Theory in order to balance exploration and execution in creating and sustaining Agile adoption in teams, groups, and organizations.

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Information Measures of Complexity, Emergence, Self-organization, Homeostasis, and Autopoiesis

In this chapter review measures of emergence, self-organization, complexity, homeostasis, and autopoiesis based on information theory. These measures are derived from proposed axioms and tested in two case studies: random Boolean networks and an Arctic lake ecosystem.
Emergence is defined as the information produced by a system or process. Self-organization is defined as the opposite of emergence, while complexity is defined as the balance between emergence and self-organization. Homeostasis reflects the stability of a system. Autopoiesis is defined as the ratio between the complexity of a system and the complexity of its environment. The proposed measures can be applied at multiple scales, which can be studied with multi-scale profiles.

 

Information Measures of Complexity, Emergence, Self-organization, Homeostasis, and Autopoiesis

Nelson Fernandez, Carlos Maldonado, Carlos Gershenson

http://arxiv.org/abs/1304.1842

 

 
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