Category Archives: Complexity

Postcapitalism and the city — P2P Foundation

Paul Mason delivered this Keynote at Barcelona Initiative for Technological SovereigntyCCCB, 7 October 2016: The idea of postcapitalism consists of two hypotheses, about the unique effects of information technology (ICT). First, that information technology is preventing the normal adaptation process, … Continue reading

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Conference on Complex Systems, Amsterdam Sept 19 -22

CCS2016 = the Conference on Complex Systems 2016 in Amsterdam Sept 19 -22, which was a great success. Message from the Conference Organizers:  =========================== Quote ===================== ” Together we have made  CCS2016 in Amsterdam the largest complex systems conference on … Continue reading

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The way Ahead 9: Discussion on Jeremy Rifkin’s directions towards The Collaborative Age

Reblogged from two of Michel Bauwens articles on the P2P Foundation Blog: (1) https://blog.p2pfoundation.net/think-rifkins-post-capitalist-approach-part-one/2016/08/10 (2) https://blog.p2pfoundation.net/think-rifkins-post-capitalist-approach-part-two/2016/08/12 In “What to think of Rifkins Post-Capitalist Approach” Bauwens describes and comments on the recent PhD thesis with about the same title of Michael J. C.  McAllum, … Continue reading

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Barabási’s new book ‘Network Science’ is out at last. Great teaching material.

Is Connectivity your thing? Then NETWORK SCIENCE is your book. Buy the book at Amazon or read it free online at:  http://barabasilab.com/networksciencebook/ You can read each chapter online there and sheets are also avialable for teaching & lectures.   Here … Continue reading

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How resilient is a complex system? Is it near collapse?

Albert-​​László Barabási and his colleagues have published a breakthrough paper in Nature about the first-ever tool they developed to identify whether complex systems—be they technological, ecological, or biological—are in danger of failing. Will they collapse under disconnections/ disruptions, partial failures & … Continue reading

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The Financial System is Unstable !!!

In 2005 the then newly appointed at Tilburg University professor Hans Blommestein [(OECD) asked me “are very large and complex interconnected financial systems stable or not ?”. The banking world had always ASSUMED that more interconnections between their (several types … Continue reading

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