Complexity Theory: Key Concepts


Complexity Theory: Key Concepts This video presents some of the key concepts in complex systems theory in pictures. We look at systems, non-linearity, networks, self-organization and adaptation using rich visuals. There are many definitions for what a complex system is here are just a sample of them; The Advances [...]

Complexity Theory: Key Concepts2019-03-04T14:58:26+00:00

Complexity Science Short Film


Complexity Science Short Film With narration from a number of prominent complexity scientists, this video tries to give an overview to the current state of this new area.  Complexity science is an emerging post-Newtonian approach or method to science that has arisen over the past few decades to [...]

Complexity Science Short Film2019-03-04T14:59:02+00:00

Managing Complexity Short Film


Managing Complexity A short film looking at the rise of complexity in industry and management. Complexity management is the application of complex systems theory to the management of complex organizations and environments. Complexity management may be understood as the application of complexity theory to the practice of management. [...]

Managing Complexity Short Film2019-04-15T20:13:47+00:00



#Self-Organization Self-organization theory deals with how global coordination within a system can result out of the local interactions between member parts. The theory of self-organization has grown out of many different areas from computer science to ecology and economics. Out of these areas has emerged a core set [...]




#Entropy Entropy is a measurement of the number of degrees of freedom a system has. When the entropy goes up it requires more information to describe the state of the system and it would require work to be done in order to reconfigure the system into its original [...]


Pattern Formation


Pattern Formation A pattern is any set of correlations between the states of elements. Pattern formation refers to internally generated patterns. Systems that have the ability to self-organize. The creation of order from initial disorder. Emergent patterns without centralized control.Pattern formation is a pervasive feature in our [...]

Pattern Formation2019-03-04T15:16:48+00:00

VUCA Introduction


What is VUCA? A short video introducing the acronym VUCA. VUCA is an acronym used to describe situations or environments that engender high levels of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. The common usage of the term VUCA began in the 1990s and derives from military vocabulary. It has been [...]

VUCA Introduction2019-03-04T15:30:24+00:00

Critical Slowing Down


Critical Slowing Down Critical slowing down is the theory that in cases where a system is close to a critical tipping point the recovery rate should decrease. It occurs because a system’s internal stabilizing forces become weaker near the point where they break and the system moves [...]

Critical Slowing Down2019-03-04T15:31:15+00:00
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