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 – A New Kind Of Science


A New Kind Of Science Science in an inquiry into the world around us fundamentally based on empirical data and the development of models/theories to describe the patterns we find in this data. For knowledge to be considered scientific it is dependent on fulfilling a number of fundamental requirements, [...]

Complexity Science – A New Kind Of Science2019-04-15T17:18:20+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 [...]


Emergence: Creative Process


Emergence: The Creative Process Short video and text film illustrating the idea of emergence. Emergence is a term used in philosophy, art, and science to describe how new properties and features are created as we put things together. The origins of the word mean "becoming visible after [...]

Emergence: Creative Process2019-03-04T15:09:40+00:00

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

Creative Thinking Explored


Creative Thinking Explored Creative thinking is the capacity to create ideas, which are both original and valuable. It involves connecting and synthesizing disparate information and ideas to create new and valuable knowledge or solutions. Creative thinking can be contrasted to the logical processes of deduction and induction. With deduction, one thing [...]

Creative Thinking Explored2019-03-04T15:45:58+00:00

Edge of Chaos


Edge Of Chaos A short video and text composition exploring the term edge of chaos from complexity systems theory. The phrase edge-of-chaos was first used to describe a transition phenomenon discovered by computer scientist Christopher Langton in the 90s. Langton found a small area conducive to producing algorithms capable [...]

Edge of Chaos2019-03-04T15:35:07+00:00