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Amazing Chronophotographs Capture the Patterns of Birds in Flight. Barcelonian photographer Xavi Bou has a deep-seated passion for birds and their ability to fly freely.

Amazing Chronophotographs Capture the Patterns of Birds in Flight

Lifelines : Biology Beyond Determinism by Steven Rose. Books Man first of all exists, encounters himself, surges up in the world -- and defines himself afterwards ... he will be what he makes of himself.

Lifelines : Biology Beyond Determinism by Steven Rose

Thus there is no human nature ... Man simply is. EMERGENCE BY BRIAN GOODWIN. Linda Booth Sweeney. Science, Engineering & Technology. E 76, 046118 (2007) - Self-organization versus hierarchy in open-source social networks. A matemática da natureza – Update or Die! Complexity Explorer. Over the course of two nights in September, SFI’s Vice President for Science Jennifer Dunne presented two talks on the broad topic of “The Web of Life” to the public of Santa Fe.

Complexity Explorer

Her talks, titled “The Hidden Order of Complex Ecosystems” and “The Ecological Human,” were part of the annual Stainslaw Ulam Memorial Lecture Series, which honors the memory of late theoretical mathematician Stanislaw Ulam. The following is a summary of her lectures and their dominant themes by Connor O'Neil. For a more thorough treatment, you can view the lectures in their entirety here. 'Why Information Grows': A Physicist's Approach to Economics. What really drives economic growth?

'Why Information Grows': A Physicist's Approach to Economics

Cesar Hidalgo, author of "Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies" and professor of Media Arts and sciences at MIT argues that it's not labor and capital but information and energy that ultimate drive economic growth. Make Hyperbolic Tilings of Images. The loaded image will be cropped to the centered hyperbolic polygon.

Make Hyperbolic Tilings of Images

Repeated hyperbolic reflections of the centered polygon make up the tiling. The option generate large generates a tiling that is larger than the image shown on the screen. The default scale factor for an enlarged tiling is four, this is a length factor. Another scale factor can be chosen below. Chrome may crash when trying to download a large image - "Aw, Snap! " Fractal Zooms and Infinite Spaces: the Unbearable Quest for the Sublime. Fractal and the hauling semantic We are now interested in the perceptive experiences related to fractals.

Fractal Zooms and Infinite Spaces: the Unbearable Quest for the Sublime

The first one is indeed the understanding of its infinitely broken nature. This is in general a result of the iterated process hidden behind these objects. We saw the Koch curve was constructed as an addition on smaller and smaller triangles to obtain a completely broken line, but only within a certain range. Smorris. Stephen W.


Complexity Explorer. Caos VII : Estranhos atratores. Em 1963, quando Edward Lorenz (1917-2008), se interessou pelo problema de convecção na atmosfera terrestre, simplificou drasticamente as equações de Navier-Stokes da mecânica dos fluidos, famosas por suas inextrincável complexidade.

Caos VII : Estranhos atratores

O modelo atmosférico de Lorenz é o que os físicos chamam de modelo de brinquedo (modelo simplificado) : mesmo que não haja grande coisa a ver com a realidade, Lorenz não demorou a concluir que se tratava de um modelo matemático muito interessante. As equações de Lorenz envolvem apenas três números x, y e z, de modo que cada ponto (x, y, z) do espaço simboliza um estado da atmosfera e a evolução consiste em seguir um campo de vetores. Compreender a evolução que o tempo provoca na atmosfera virtual de Lorenz consiste em seguir uma trajetória deste campo de vetores.

Não nos esqueçamos que se trata de um modelo de brinquedo e que o objetivo é tentar compreender as grandes linhas de um comportamento complexo. COMPLEXITY TIME BOMB: When systems get out of control. By Dirk Helbing Financial crises, terrorism, conflict, crime: it turns out, the conventional ‘medicines’ to tackle global problems are often inefficient or even counter-productive.

COMPLEXITY TIME BOMB: When systems get out of control

The reason for this is surprisingly simple: we approach these problems with an outdated understanding of our world. While the world might still look similar to how it has looked for a long time, I will argue that it has, in fact, inconspicuously but fundamentally changed over time. We are used to the idea that societies must be protected from external threats such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, and military attacks by enemies. However, we are increasingly threatened by another kind of problems: those that come from within the system, such as financial instabilities, economic crises, social and political unrest, organized crime and cybercrime, environmental change, and spreading diseases.

About NECSI. The New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) is an independent academic research and educational institution with students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty.


In addition to the in-house research team, NECSI has co-faculty, students and affiliates from MIT, Harvard, Brandeis and other universities nationally and internationally. NECSI has been instrumental in the development of complex systems science and its applications. We study how interactions within a system lead to its behavioral patterns, and how the system interacts with its environment. Our new tools overcome the limitations of classical approximations for the scientific study of complex systems, such as social organizations, biological organisms and ecological communities.

NECSI's unified mathematically-based approach transcends the boundaries of physical, biological and social sciences, as well as engineering, management, and medicine (see Complex Systems Resources). 30 Beautiful Photographs of Fractals in Nature. By: TruthSeekersDaily Nature never ceases to amaze me…every day I come across something new that makes me appreciate the incredible design of this planet. Most of these 29 patterns are part of a group called “fractals.” You can find them across all sorts of natural phenomena, and you’ve probably held one in your hands before.

They’re made from a single shape repeating itself over and over again. CHAOS. 655 Study Guides by Boje on Sustainable Systemicities. Synergetics (Haken) Self-organization requires a 'macroscopic' system, consisting of many nonlinearly interacting subsystems. Depending on the external control parameters (environment, energy-fluxes) self-organization takes place. Theory of Dissipative Structures.

Thinking in Systems: A Primer eBook: Meadows. Donella, Diana Wright: Kindle Store. We need a connected vision. This Thursday, Forum for the Future will be proud to be hosting a lecture by Fritjof Capra and Pier Luigi Luisi to mark the launch of their new book, The Systems View of Life. Here, the authors explain why understanding some of our most critical challenges, like climate change and food shortages, lie in having a connected vision of the world. “The material world, ultimately, is a network of inseparable patterns of relationships; the planet as a whole is a living, self-regulating system.” We believe it will b. Hive Plots - Linear Layout for Network Visualization - Visually Interpreting Network Structure and Content Made Possible. Images to illustrate Complexity Science & Strategic Foresight and Warning.

Conscious Evolution: Leaping Into Possibility. It is 40 years since the Futurist magazine published Prof. Clare W. Facebook. Complexity Explorer. : Index. The Coming Age of Internetocracy (2nd Edition) by Lawrence Compagna. Hierarchy. Crypto-Anarchy and Libertarian Entrepreneurship – Chapter 1: The Strategy. is no longer being updated. Please see the current version of this article at É o social, estúpido! Formigas - A Força Secreta da Natureza. Chemistry & Complexity 1. The science of chemistry – chemistry, the whole thing – is analysed in terms of systems thinking. Chaos-Making a New Science by James Gleick. Emergence and Evolution of Complex Chemical Systems. Descriptions are provided by the Actions directly via e-COST.

Complex chemical systems have a huge potential for delivering new applications in areas ranging from materials science (in the short term) to medicine (in the long term). Complex systems are also highly relevant to fundamental questions such as the origin of life. Research on complex chemical systems has developed in parallel in three poorly connected communities working on supramolecular chemistry, far-from-equilibrium systems and the origin of life, respectively. This proposal aims to establish Europe as a world-leader in the emerging area of complex chemical systems, by bringing together these research fields.