ArticlesBlog What is a Complex System? December 3, 201926 Related tags : adaptive systems complex adaptive systems complex systems complexity science complexity theory connectivity evolution network science networks nonlinearity Science systems systems theory systems thinking theory Post navigation Previous Article EXAM UPDATE ~ Find out now! Kati Morton | Kati Morton Next Article EASTERN PHILOSOPHY – Confucius Comments (26) May 6, 2017 at 11:21 am This video is an updated version for our complexity theory course Reply May 6, 2017 at 8:06 pm Awesome update. I loved the previous version, and this version is even more clear and skillfully arranged. Post video self-reflection: How can we use design to strengthen and empower communities that are economically and/or socially disadvantaged? How can we strengthen individual elements within the community and promote greater connectivity? Reply May 7, 2017 at 4:47 am love your videos, but why can't a complex system have centralized coordebation while still being affected by all the components? for example couldnt you say the mind is the centralized coordnator to the body despite everything else having a say in the body? sorry if im not explaning myself perfectly Reply May 7, 2017 at 10:00 am AOE: Algorithm of Everything:D Reply June 4, 2017 at 8:29 pm That was awesome, thank you! Reply July 5, 2017 at 3:44 pm Really Helpful And Satisfying ! Reply July 7, 2017 at 1:31 am Very good! Reply August 30, 2017 at 1:31 am Can you make a video on Bayes Networks? Right up your alley and arguably the most awesome net of all. Reply January 2, 2018 at 10:35 pm The patterns of behaviour that form out of complex system are within themselves complex systems or super complex systems. If you can understand the nature of these super complex systems you'll begin to understand the elements that drive the forces that interrelate with the structures of the networks. Reply February 7, 2018 at 2:25 pm I am master studentthank you so much for this videoi would be more thankful if you uploaded a video about how complexity theory relates to Education and supervision in details !much love Reply April 25, 2018 at 5:16 pm this video is basically helpful to designing complex system, thank u! Reply July 18, 2018 at 8:42 am Very good. Thank you Reply July 30, 2018 at 1:10 pm this should have a million views honestly. the the fact that it is free, and no commercial interruptions makes it even better.I cannot express more gratitude towards your cause and how eloquently everything has been put together, but thank you so very much. Reply October 8, 2018 at 9:58 am The theory of living systems far from equilibrium is a mistake. The origin of life, its evolution and the aging of living systems are well explained from the standpoint of hierarchical thermodynamics, which based on the extended theory of J. W. Gibbs. Theory of I. Prigogine – a kinetic theory. It has only historical significance. Further, it should be noted that a complex thermodynamic system in thermodynamics is a system in which not only the work of expansion takes place.See:Georgi Gladyshev | Thermodynamics of evolutionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYr1G5TZO50 Hierarchical thermodynamics studies evolutionary changes in real biological systems. Physical-chemical approaches allowed us to explain many facts and make predictions that were confirmed. Gladyshev G.P. Life – a complex spontaneous process takes place against the background of non-spontaneous process processes initiated by the environment. J Thermodyn Catal 2017, 8: 2 DOI: 10,4172 / 2157-7544.100018 And1. Gladyshev G.P., Thermodynamics of the origin of life, evolution, and aging. International Journal of Natural Science and Reviews, 2018; 2:7. USA. http://escipub.com/ijnsr-2018-01-1001/2. Gladyshev G. P. On General Physical Principles of Biological Evolution, International Journal of Research Studies in Biosciences. Volume 5, Issue 3, 2017, Page No: 5-10. https://www.arcjournals.org/pdfs/ijrsb/v5-i3/2.pdf https://www.researchgatenet/publication/314187646_On_General_Physical_Principles_of_Biological_Evolution 3. Gladyshev G. P. Hierarchical Thermodynamics: Foundation of Extended Darwinism. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR) Vol-3, Issue-2, 2017, ISSN: 2454-1362, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/314082150_Hierarchical_Thermodynamics_Foundation_of_Extended_Darwinism Reply January 24, 2019 at 1:24 am Email ssammireddy [email protected] Reply January 28, 2019 at 1:25 am Yes, excellent clarity, cohesion and significance. Well done. Reply January 31, 2019 at 10:39 am Tx for the video. Its just great, love it. Reply February 6, 2019 at 12:47 am Complexity Labs is a treasure trove of education. I'd love to see you guys do a course on different kinds of whole/part hierarchies, similar to the suggestion below on Koestler's and Wilber's concept of holons and holarchies. There's a critical conflation that's often made in systems theory between individual holons and social holons, that is, conflations between groups and individuals such as the conflation that is the basis of the Supreme Court's Citizen's United decision. The source article on these group/individual conflations is Fred Kofman's "Holons, Heaps, and Artifacts" (http://www.integralworld.net/kofman.html). This confusion is also almost always present in systems theory textbooks which show hierarchical levels of reality starting with atoms and ending with the Gaia system. The confusion is that the lower part of the hierarchy ladder is composed of individuals while the upper part is composed of groups. There are numerous other ways in which individual and group hierarchies are conflated in the culture such as the fascination with large groups of organisms reputedly acting as a single individual (ant colonies, flocks of blackbirds, schools of fish, etc.). Please attack this confusion with one of your excellent courses! Reply April 18, 2019 at 4:54 pm Welcome to the greatest video you never saw in school. I am so obsessed with complexity, understanding it, working with it, troubleshooting it, analysing it etc. My question is mostly, is this normal and do other people have this too or did I find my passion and my love hahaha Reply April 25, 2019 at 9:05 pm UP naming mahal Reply August 10, 2019 at 12:33 pm Start with this simple background:1- in Newtonian formalism, solutions are absolute. And the extent of this absolutism is proportional inform of forces. See gravitational force.2- in Einstein formalism: solutions are relative. And the extent of this relativity is assymetric inform of a field. See gravitation field.3- in Hilbert/zaid(my)formalism, solutions are complex. And the extent of this complexity is symmetric inform of a system. See gravitation system.Hope that will say a lot more than writing you down concepts, images, curves, graphs and equations if you have a back ground in science. Reply August 25, 2019 at 1:18 am 👏🏻 Reply October 15, 2019 at 5:45 pm HOW DOES THIS WORK IN GLOBALIZATION, OR FOREIGN POLICY? Reply November 5, 2019 at 10:35 am Thank you so much. it really helps a lot to understand better than those class lectures. thanks once again. God bless u Reply November 7, 2019 at 4:56 pm This seems so vague "An unordered system is simply a set of things"???? I'm not sure why people need to learn about this I'm really confused. This seems like common sense? At first when elements were mentioned as thought about elements as in elements from the periodic table but I don't think it meant that. I think it just meant elements in a vague way. I don't study this I just came across it but I am a confused as to why people do study it Reply December 2, 2019 at 9:52 pm Quote: "When all of this elements are working together we are getting a new level of organisation." I am doubting that this is a suitable definition of a "system" because many things satisfy this requirements but still aren´t a system (in my oppinion). Example: a family (elements = yes existant, relations = yes supposed to be existant, emerged organisation = probably yes); to me, a family still seems to be group of related creatures and not a system because the systematic simply is missing. 2nd example: the "car" you are referring: to me, a car is rather a technical device than a system (in this example you mustn´t mix-up interplay of compnents with relation)… You can go on in examples or rather counterexamples. After a couple of reflections I came to the conclusion that "system" is a fantasy word which is (and can be) used in daily routine by allmost everyone. But in my opinion it is not useful in scientific investigations. It is better to find or invent an apposite expression on what we want to work on. Thank you very much! You helped me a lot with your video. Please do more! Reply Comment here Cancel reply Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.