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What is the Edge of Chaos?

That point between steady states where one thing becomes another.

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Complexity Science

If we look at economics and social science as complex adaptive systems rather than as mechanical systems, we get a totally different outlook on how change happens.

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Characteristics

  • emergent properties
  • feedback loops
  • self-organization
  • adaptation
  • path dependency
  • tipping points
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Wicked Problems

Social problems seem insurmountable when looked at in a top down fashion, but they can and are being solved organically by those most impacted.

The edge of chaos is where new ideas and innovative genotypes are forever nibbling away at the edges of the status quo, and where even the most entrenched old guard will eventually be overthrown. 

M. mitchell waldrup

workshops

In-person workshops are postponed until it is safe to resume them.

webinars

watch this space for announcements of upcoming webinars

The Edge of Chaos Symposium

The 2020 Symposium will be held completely online.

September 2020