Zachman Framework The Zachman Framework of enterprise architecture The Zachman Framework is not a methodology in that it does not imply any specific method or process for collecting, managing, or using the information that it describes.; rather, it is an Ontology whereby a schema for organizing architectural artifacts (in other words, design documents, specifications, and models) is used to take into account both whom the artifact targets (for example, business owner and builder) and what particular issue (for example, data and functionality) is being addressed. The framework is named after its creator John Zachman, who first developed the concept in the 1980s at IBM. It has been updated several times since. Overview The term "Zachman Framework" has multiple meanings. Collage of Zachman Frameworks as presented in several books on Enterprise Architecture from 1997 to 2005. The framework is a logical structure for classifying and organizing the descriptive representations of an enterprise.
Introduction to Complex Systems by David Kirshbaum I. Introduction: Complex Systems Theory : Basic Definition II. Four Important Characteristics of Complexity: III. I. A Complex System is any system which involves a number of elements, arranged in structure(s) which can exist on many scales. Previously, when studying a subject, researchers tended to use a reductionist approach which attempted to summarize the dynamics, processes, and change that occurred in terms of lowest common denominators and the simplest, yet most widely provable and applicable elegant explanations. But since the advent of powerful computers which can handle huge amounts of data, researchers can now study the complexity of factors involved in a subject and see what insights that complexity yields without simplification or reduction. Scientists are finding that complexity itself is often characterized by a number of important characteristics: (II.1) Self-Organization(II.2) Non-Linearity(II.3) Order/Chaos Dynamic(II.4) Emergent Properties. Examples
300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries Source: www.diygenius.com | Original Post Date: January 12, 2014 – I watch a lot of documentaries. I think they are incredible tools for learning and increasing our awareness of important issues. The power of an interesting documentary is that it can open our minds to new possibilities and deepen our understanding of the world. On this list of mind expanding documentaries you will find different viewpoints, controversial opinions and even contradictory ideas. Critical thinking is recommended. Watching documentaries is one of my favorite methods of self-education. I hope you find these documentaries as enlightening as I did!  Life In The Biosphere Explore the wonder and interconnectedness of the biosphere through the magic of technology. 1.  Creativity and Design: Learn about all the amazing things that people create with their imaginations. 1.  The Education Industrial Complex: The modern school where young minds are moulded into standardized citizens by the state. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1.
PSYCH-K Centre International Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan - Microbial Microcosm Just how interconnected are we? The work of biologist Lynn Margulis and writer Dorion Sagan indicates we’re interconnected in ways few of us have probably ever considered. In fact, instead of viewing ourselves as the pinnacle of evolution, it may be more accurate to think of ourselves as a colony of closely associated bacteria. Carla Cole based the following on the work of Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan, including an article of theirs, The Parts: Power to the Protoctists, which appeared in the September/October 1992 issue of Earthwatch. All life on Earth today derived from common ancestors. Far from leaving microorganisms behind on an evolutionary ladder, we more complex creatures are both surrounded by them and composed of them. In the first two billion years of life on Earth, bacteria – the only inhabitants – continuously transformed the planet’s surface and atmosphere and invented all life’s essential, miniaturized chemical systems.
Pattern recognition Pattern recognition algorithms generally aim to provide a reasonable answer for all possible inputs and to perform "most likely" matching of the inputs, taking into account their statistical variation. This is opposed to pattern matching algorithms, which look for exact matches in the input with pre-existing patterns. A common example of a pattern-matching algorithm is regular expression matching, which looks for patterns of a given sort in textual data and is included in the search capabilities of many text editors and word processors. Pattern recognition is studied in many fields, including psychology, psychiatry, ethology, cognitive science, traffic flow and computer science. Overview Pattern recognition is generally categorized according to the type of learning procedure used to generate the output value. Note that sometimes different terms are used to describe the corresponding supervised and unsupervised learning procedures for the same type of output. . to output labels . .
Brain Pickings Mimivirus Mimivirus is a viral genus containing a single identified species named Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus (APMV). It also refers to a group of phylogenetically related large viruses, designated usually "MimiN." In colloquial speech, APMV is more commonly referred to as just "mimivirus." Mimivirus has a large and complex genome compared with most other viruses. Discovery The same team that discovered the mimivirus later discovered a slightly larger virus, dubbed the mamavirus, and the Sputnik virophage that infects it. Classification Mimivirus has been placed into a viral family by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses as a member of the Mimiviridae, and has been placed into Group I of the Baltimore classification system. Although not strictly a method of classification, Mimivirus joins a group of large viruses known as nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV). Structure Genome Replication Pathogenicity See also References
Complexity Explorer :: Dr. Joe DISPENZA :: Babel | Sito bibliografico sull’opera di Edgar Morin Edgar Morin è uno dei maggiori filosofi contemporanei. Direttore emerito di ricerca al CNRS (Francia). Presidente dell'Associazione per il pensiero complesso (Parigi, Francia). Il progetto Babel intende raccogliere e presentare il vasto insieme delle sue pubblicazioni. Questo sito è realizzato e mantenuto da: CE.R.CO - Centro di ricerca sull'antropologia e l'epistemologia della complessitàUniversità degli studi di Bergamo Piazzale Sant'Agostino , 224129 – Bergamo - ItaliaDirettore: Mauro CerutiPresidente onorario: Edgar Morin untitled Thanks for your interest in Copycat! Copycat is written in Common Lisp. The system is unfortunately rather outdated: it will not run as is without some updates for modern versions of Common Lisp, and some platform-specific modifications to the graphics files. I am hoping that it will be rewritten in a more platform independent way sometime soon. I am still making the source files available. To get the source files, go to : and at your home machine, untar the file to get the source files. If your system can't deal with tar files, then go to and individually get each source file. To get Jim Marshall's Metacat project, go to: Scott Bolland of the University of Queensland wrote a Java version of Copycat and a tutorial; the web site is