The Edge of Chaos Blog Symposium

Beginning November 5th 2020

Throughout the month of November a group of economists, writers, artists, and activists will be blogging here about social change and complexity theory.

Othering the Other

by Debbie Notkin This entry is written as a response to “Complexity in an Age of Uncertainty”. I know I’m not the only person who is deeply upset by the consistency of the voting maps in this month’s election. In every state, we see blue cities and red rural areas. Of the 375 counties with theContinue reading “Othering the Other”

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Boiling Water

by Beth Plutchak My favorite explanation of complexity is the pot of boiling water. When you put a pot of liquid water on the stove it is in a steady state. All of the collective molecules exist in liquid form, but as soon as you begin applying heat and pressure that state begins to change.Continue reading “Boiling Water”

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