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How Network Complexity Killed Water Cooler Collaboration

Thanks to the ever-increasing complexity levels and scale of today’s networks, casual conversations can no longer be classified as an effective method of information sharing. Continue reading

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John Holland, ‘Father of Complexity,’ Dies at 86

Reposted from https://reason.com/blog/2015/08/31/john-holland-father-of-complexity-dies-a Pioneer in complex adaptive systems passed away earlier this month by Ed Krayewski|Aug. 31, 2015 7:15 am University of Michigan Earlier this month, the computer scientist and psychologist John Holland passed away. Holland is known as the “father of … Continue reading

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Jazz and Complexity (Ode to Chick Corea)

I had the good fortune of attending the Chick Corea solo piano gig on April 9, 2014 at Blues Alley in Washington, DC.   I had been eagerly awaiting the evening since I am a Chick Corea aficionado.  I was not disappointed! … Continue reading

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Undersea Complexity

Some of us have been watching intently BP’s live undersea camera in amazement (best reality show on TV) , appreciating how difficult and complicated the undersea work to plug the Macondo oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico appears to … Continue reading

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The Oil Spill and the Edge of Chaos…

Yesterday, I talked about the BP oil spill and the relationships between the parties involved from a complexity point of view.   Another interesting notion that applies to the spill is the concept of the  “edge of chaos”.   We will all … Continue reading

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