Complexity Defined In this short interview excerpt Joss Colchester (founder of Complexity Labs) talks about his definition of complexity and a complex system in terms of differentiation.
Interview: Complexity & Consciousness The scientific worldview is essentially a reductive materialistic philosophy, it says that if you want to understand something you start taking it apart in little pieces and then you see
"Science, and physics in particular, has developed out of the Newtonian paradigm of mechanics. In this world view, every phenomenon we observe can be reduced to a collection of atoms or particles, whose movement is governed by the deterministic laws of nature
Two of the Best Courses for Learning Complexity Two great courses from Prof Scott Page that introduce the concepts and model of complexity theory, perfect for beginners. Scott E. Page, is Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science, and Economics.
In this presentation given at NTU Innovation Centre Singapore Joss Colchester illustrates the connection between complexity science and token economies
Complex Contagion Complex contagion is the phenomenon in social networks in which multiple sources of exposure to some alteration are required before an individual adopts the change of behavior. This differs from simple contagion in that, it may not be possible for the innovation to spread after only one incident of contact with an infected [...]
Multiplex Networks A multiplex network is a network model composed of a multiplicity of overlapping networks that capture the different types of connections between nodes within the network.View Source When analyzing a large system like a metropolitan economy, a corporation or the global commodities market, what we are dealing with is a network that [...]