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The Evolution of Wikipedia’s Norm Network. Wikipedia Is Basically a Corporate Bureaucracy, According to a New Study. The Man Whose Job It Is to Constantly Imagine the Total Collapse of Humanity in Order to Save It. Vinay Gupta: disaster consultant and global resilience guru "You know that scene in Jurassic Park where they're being chased by the Tyrannosaur?

The Man Whose Job It Is to Constantly Imagine the Total Collapse of Humanity in Order to Save It

And Jeff Goldblum is in the back of the Jeep watching the jaws come closer and closer? So I'm Jeff Goldblum. The difference is I'm carrying a gun. I think of my role in the futures game as sitting in the back of the car shooting at the bad scenarios so they don't get any closer... So asked Vinay Gupta, software engineer, disaster consultant and global resilience guru, in a talk he gave to a group called the Association of Professional Futurists in 2012. He is explaining his mission. "It's all I do. Coming from almost anybody else, this would sound like the ravings of a madman with a particularly entrenched messiah complex. Vinay's Hexayurt (right) at Burning Man festival, Nevada (Photo: Sascha Pohflepp via Flickr) Central to the practical side of his operation has been the Hexayurt, a six-sided refugee shelter Gupta invented in 2002.

@joepbanks. TQM, Chaos and Complexity - Human Systems Management - Volume 14, Number 4 / 1995. Authors Kevin J.

TQM, Chaos and Complexity - Human Systems Management - Volume 14, Number 4 / 1995

Dooley1, Timothy L. Johnson1, David H. Bush2 1Department of Mechanical Engineering, 125 Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA. Management practices of this century have been greatly influenced by Frederick Taylor's concept of scientific management. Keywords. Food Innovation Project. The Second Apocalypse - Index. Plexus Institute. Santa Fe Institute. Complexity Explorer.

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Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems. Resilience Alliance - Panarchy. No system can be understood or managed by focusing on it at a single scale.

Resilience Alliance - Panarchy

All systems (and SESs especially) exist and function at multiple scales of space, time and social organization, and the interactions across scales are fundamentally important in determining the dynamics of the system at any particular focal scale. Complex Adaptive Systems. Introduction Why are conflicts sometimes so challenging to understand?

Complex Adaptive Systems

Why does the work of designing and deploying interventions seem more like art than science? There are real difficulties that arise from the history of the cultures and individuals involved, along with many other important factors that contribute to intractable conflict. But what is the nature of the whole system to which all these complicating factors contribute? Those of us embedded in European or North American cultures face a significant challenge in understanding and describing complex social systems such as complex intractable conflicts. These assumptions include: Every observed effect has an observable cause. These assumptions have proven marvelously potent in developing our understanding of the physical world. The limitations of this Post-Enlightenment or Modern analytical approach had already become obvious from studying physical phenomena.

Complex Adaptive Systems. Complex Adaptive Systems Professor Robert Goldstone rgoldsto@indiana.edu Course Description Psychology, computer science, economics, biology, and neuroscience depend upon a deeper understanding of the mechanisms that govern adaptive systems.

Complex Adaptive Systems

A common feature of these systems is that organized behavior emerges from the interactions of many simple parts. To address the essential question of “What are the properties of complex adaptive systems? The topics will be explored by hands-on use of interactive computer simulations. Click here for the course syllabus Weekly Topics Week 1: Overview on Complex Adaptive Systems Class Notes Topics. Food Innovation Project – NWO FoodEX. NWO FoodEx Crowdsourcing Contest: Designing a food distribution system for Northwestern Ontario.

Food Innovation Project – NWO FoodEX

There is a demand for healthy local food. It keeps us healthier. It keeps us happier. It supports our local economy. Northern Ontario is beginning to produce and process a lot of local food, which is great! Podcasts - CCCBE. Dr.

Podcasts - CCCBE

Marilyn Waring is a Professor of Public Policy at the Institute of Public Policy at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. She received her PhD in Political Economy from the University of Waikato, New Zealand. She is an author, feminist scholar, environmentalist, and social justice activist. Elected as an MP in the New Zealand Parliament at the age of twenty three, she served as Chair of the Public Expenditures Committee, Senior Government Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, and on the Disarmament and Arms Control Committee. She has been a consultant for Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the Yukon Territorial Government, the Ford Foundation, and the Ontario Provincial Government.

Oct102006_M4CQ.mp3. Social Innovation Generation (www.sigeneration.ca/) Whatworksblog. Primer - Social Innovation Generation. This primer is a living document.

Primer - Social Innovation Generation

Collaboration is encouraged. To contribute please email Geraldine. For a deeper dive into social innovation and its related elements, visit our Knowledge Hub. Poverty, homelessness, violence are all examples of social problems that still need dedicated solution-seeking space. Social innovation addresses these challenges by applying new learning and strategies to solve these problems. Social Innovation Generation: Canada Social innovation is an initiative, product or process or program that profoundly changes the basic routines, resource and authority flows or beliefs of any social system (e.g. individuals, organizations, neighbourhoods, communities, whole societies). Social Innovation Learning Community - Community. Learning resources for social innovation.