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- The Human Sciences and Complexity Seminars began in 2005-2006 on a biweekly basis through intercampus interactive video-meetings. They are in their fourth year. The seminar wiki, http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki, has a diverse and multidisciplinary speaker list, with emphases on empirical, simulation, network-dynamical, and mathematical modeling of complex processes in the full range of human sciences. UC Davis CSC joins UCSD, UCI and UCLA in 2008-2009 along with participants from complexity research centers. past talks index
These are past talks in the complexity videoconference that are discussed or to be discussed (post your own choices! and discussion headings) in this wiki.
Webcasts and presentations from the Seminar Series on Behavioral, Social, and Computer Sciences
Gerd Gigerenzer, Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Development Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious - Streaming video DONT USE VPN
Other Streaming videos on-demand are available for each talk at the www site along with the pdf powerpoint of the talk
Carl P. Simon, Director, CSCS, Michigan Simplicity in Complexity: Complex Systems Approaches Across Disciplines CUT AND PASTE TO YOUR BROSWER rtsp://media.nacs.uci.edu:554/ITC/SocialScience/White/2007_05_25_ASC.rm?start=5:55
Mark S. Handcock Director, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, U. Washington CUT and PASTE rtsp://media.nacs.uci.edu:554/ITC/SocialScience/White/2008_02_22_ASC.rm
Halbert White, UCSD Economics A Unified Framework for Defining and Identifying Causal Effects see Causality
Dario Nardi Founding member, Human Complex Systems Program The Multiple Models Approach: Burning Man as a Case Study for the Synergistic Use of Memes Theory, Cultural Theory, and Multi-Agent Mapping
Natasa Przulj, UCI, Bren Information and Computer ScienceProtein-Protein Interaction Networks: Issues, Models, and Comparisons
Arthur Griffin, Cotsen Institute, and Charles Stanish, Director, Cotsen Institute A simulation model of Lake Titicaca Basin settlement patterns circa 2500 BC - AD 1000
Douglas R. White, UCI, Chair, Social Dynamics and Complexity, IMBS Civilizations as dynamic networks: Cities, hinterlands, populations, industries, trade and conflict
The Evolution of Technology within a Simple Computer Model, Wikipedia:W. Brian Arthur, Santa Fe Institute
The Role of Robustness Mechanisms in the Evolution of Social Complexity, Jessica Flack, Santa Fe Institute
Humans are by nature political animals: New evidence and arguments, Darren Schreiber, UCSD Political Science
Molecular Anthropology: Application of Analysis of Mitochondrial Variation toward Understanding the Origins of Humans and Their Culture, Doug Wallace, UCI, Director, MAMMAG
The Emergence of Parties: An Agent-Based Simulation, Darren Schreiber, UCSD Political Science
Endogamy, adultery and homosexuality: an ethnographic perspective on the Bloomsbury Group, Wikipedia: Adam Kuper, UC London, Anthropology
The Co-Evolution of Pro-Social Norms and the Market, Jean Ensminger, Cal Tech, Anthropology
Evolutionary Models of Color Categorization Based on Discrimination, Kim Jameson et al., UCI Color Lab
COMMENTS ON WHITE'S "A Unified Framework for Defining and Identifying Causal Effects" see Causality, Wikipedia:Judea Pearl, UCLA Computer Science
The Evolution of Cultural Kinship: A non-Darwinian Odyssey Dwight Read, UCLA, Anthropology, Co-Director, Human Complex Systems
Organizational Complexity, Linguistic Anthropology, and Narrative Michael Agar, Ethknoworks LLC
Invited speaker: Wikipedia:Bonnie Nardi
Note: speakers listed at the top have wiki pages, anyone is free to create wiki pages for other speakers or for themselves.
- Part I, July 30-August 10: Advanced Thematic Introductions
- Rene Doursat - Toward a fine-grain mesoscopic neurodynamics
- Rene Doursat - From embryogenesis to embryomorphic architectures
- Cris Moore - Computational complexity: time, memory, and search
- Cris Moore - Phase transitions in physics and computer science
- Cris Moore - Hierarchical structure and predicting missing links
- Michael Rosenblum - Synchronization: a universal concept in nonlinear sciences
- Part II, August 11-August 26: Theory and Practice
- Rene Doursat (Complex Systems Institute, Paris) - Complex systems made simple: a hands-on exploration of multi-agent modeling
- Barbara Gentz (University of Bielefeld) - Random perturbations of dynamical systems
A number of the participants in the events in Paris have joined our core of wiki users, loosely defined as those who have logins or have edited our pages. The Category:InterSci Authors link at the bottom of this page has some of the topics discussed. It is hoped that more of the ISC-PIF lecturers and faculty as well as participants in the summer school will join in the complexity wiki community, which complements the inter-institutional network structure of complexity sciences that is well organized by tiki sites in Europe and other wikis in the US and elsewhere.
Some Foundations in Complex Systems: Tools and Concepts by David P. Feldman (Physicist, University of the Atlantic) at the SFI Complex Systems Summer School July 2005, Beijing, China.
Readings from the SFI 2006 Beijing CSSS include Andreas Wagner, Henry Wright (lecturer), Dave Feldman (lecturer), Cosma Shalizi (lecturer), Li Shuzhuo & Marcus W. Feldman (lecturers), Jim Crutchfield (lecturer), Hao Bai-lin, Lee Altenberg (lecturer), William S-Y. Wang & James W. Minett (lecturers), Van Savage (lecturer), Michelle Girvan (lecturer), and Herbert Gintis.