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Complexity Theory
Systems Ecology
Engineered SystemsMultimedia

IoT Blockchain

The internet is evolving into a new technology paradigm based around smart systems, the blockchain, platforms, and IoT. In the coming years, these technologies will interact and converge in new...

Emergence TheoryMultimedia

Pattern Formation

A pattern is any set of correlations between the states of elements, pattern formation refers to internally generated patterns. Systems that have the ability to self-organize; to create order...

MultimediaSociety

Towards A Knowledge Society

The information revolution of the past couple of decades has switched the flow of information and ideas from slow, linear and scarce to fast, networked and pervasive, giving rise to the potential...

MultimediaNonlinear Systems

Fractals In Pictures

Fractals are a curved or geometric figure, each part of which has similar characteristics as the whole. Fractals are useful in modeling structures, like coastlines or snowflakes, in which similar...

Adaptive SystemsMultimedia

Critical Slowing Down

Critical slowing down is the theory that in cases where a system is close to a critical tipping point the recovery rate should decrease. It occurs because a system’s internal stabilizing forces...

ManagementMultimedia

The World of VUCA

A short video introducing the acronym VUCA. VUCA is an acronym used to describe situations or environments that engender high levels of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity....

ManagementMultimedia

A is for Ambiguity

Ambiguity is the quality of being open to more than one interpretation. It results in the haziness of reality; the potential for misreading and mixed meanings to conditions...

MultimediaSociety

Network Societies

The information revolution is often identified as the most profound driver of change in our world today enabling an ongoing disruptive transformation in the deep structure to our Industrial Age...

MultimediaSociety

Platform Society

The early days of the internet - when we were still imagining what the future information society might look like - have given way to the new reality of social platforms, as online digital...

MultimediaSociety

Open Organizations

From communism to capitalism and virtually every kind of socio-economic system of organization in-between there has been the same underlining principle, that only formal closed institutions could...

ManagementMultimedia

Networked Organizations

We are pleased to present our short film about complexity management and networked organizations with narration from Don Tapscott. The rise of networked organizations can be seen as a new form of...

Engineered SystemsMultimedia

Platform Technologies

With the rise of information technology and the ever-increasing complexity of our technology landscape, platforms have become the design paradigm of choice for today's complex engineered systems...

EnvironmentMultimedia

The Rise of Sustainability

Part two in our series "Age of Transition" this video explores the rise of the concept of sustainability as it has gone from the fringes to the mainstream within just a few short decades, driven...

EnvironmentMultimedia

Why Full Cost Accounting

In this video we explain the concept of full cost accounting and why it can be an effective method for managing common natural and social resources in a distributed fashion through the market...

Complexity EconomicsMultimedia

Age of Transition

At the turn of the 21st century our global economy is in both a rapid and fundamental process of change. This change is most often understood as a transformation from an industrial form of...

ManagementMultimedia

Age of Disruption: Trailer

Age of Transition is a series of short films on the fundamental changes taking place within the global economy at the turn of the 21st century as it evolves into a more complex form....

MultimediaSociety

Hyperconnectivity

In the past few decades information technology has networked our world, a world that was in many ways defined and held together by its boarders and boundaries. Boundaries to countries, boundaries...

EnvironmentMultimedia

Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Food, water and energy are essential for economic development and the well-being of every society around the planet. When we talk about the "environment" it is to a large extent this nexus that...

EnvironmentMultimedia

Natural Capital Accounting

Since a number of decades now the unsustainable nature of our industrial economic infrastructure has been made acutely evident. It is becoming increasingly clear that the linear model to...

MultimediaSystems Thinking

Adaptive Thinking

Adaptation is a behavior or response that is contingent on its environment, maybe the best way to understand it is to contrast it with reacting, we might think of reacting as a predefined...

EnvironmentMultimedia

Energy Disruption

With the rise of renewables and the smart grid our energy architecture is surely going to go through a profound transformation in the coming decades but is this transformation happening fast enough?...

EnvironmentMultimedia

Fueling China’s Future

China is a central element within the future of our global energy system because while the developing nations are winding down their energy consumption China is still increasing its energy...

MultimediaSociety

Cultural Globalization

In this video we look at the cultural dimension to globalization and the emergence of a global culture. Cultural globalization refers to the transmission of ideas, meanings and values around the...

EnvironmentMultimedia

Energy Systems Resilience

As economies develop they require a greater input of energy, and they become more dependent on the continuous input of that energy in order to maintain their basic structure and processes...

EnvironmentMultimedia

Food Platform Innovation

Our food supply chain is both incredibly efficient and inefficient all at the same time. The system is efficient in that it produces huge quantities of food at low prices and is able to move...

EnvironmentMultimedia

Integrated Water Management

Water flows through almost every part of our economies and everything we do. It connects, agriculture, health, energy, food, environment and conflict. Of all the domains to an economy it is...

EnvironmentMultimedia

The Value Of Water

Water which can easily be seen as the most valuable resource on Earth is in many places treated as if it did not have any value at all. But the scarcity of water globally - where and when it is...

EnvironmentMultimedia

Dematerialization: Explainer

Dematerialization refers to the absolute or relative reduction in the quantity of materials required to serve economic functions in society. The UNEP defines it as such”the reduction of total...

EnvironmentMultimedia

Towards A Nonlinear Economy

Humans design things, we build systems with the available resources, scientific knowledge and engineering know-how to make our lives better. We experiment test ideas and options keeping the ones...

EnvironmentMultimedia

Circular Business Models

As we shift from a linear to a nonlinear economic model the circular economy is enabling an ocean of new value opportunities. Value is shifting from forming part of a linear value chain to all of...

EnvironmentMultimedia

The Water Crisis In Numbers

Short image and text video explaining the water crisis through numbers. Earth has an estimated 1.4 billion cubic km of water. But most of it is in the oceans, less than 1 percent of it is liquid...

EnvironmentMultimedia

Dematerialization

What is an economy? Is it things, stuff like cars, houses, washing machines and computers? Or is it services? The function of those things, payment services, cleaning services, heating,...

ManagementMultimedia

The Rise Of Complexity

As the Industrial Age appears to be coming to a close we are left scrabbling for new terms to define the world we live in in the 21st century and there are no shortage of candidates from the...

Emergence TheoryMultimedia

Edge Of Chaos Video

The phrase edge-of-chaos was first used to describe a transition phenomenon discovered by computer scientist Christopher Langton in the 90s. Langton found a small area conducive to producing...

MultimediaSystems Thinking

Nonlinear Thinking

A line is often defined as the shorts path from one point to another, linear thinking then describes how we interpret events or act in terms of direct cause and effect means. When we use linear...

MultimediaSystems Thinking

Network Thinking

Network thinking is about seeing not just things but the nexus of connections that they are embedded within and that give them context, it is seeing the overall fabric that these connections...

MultimediaSystems Theory

The Systems Paradigm

A short film looking at some of the key themes within systems theory such as the debate surrounding reductionism and holism, the Newtonian paradigm and Systems Thinking. Systems thinking is what...