Some new content for the 2011 Edition of the course including Cloud Based Computational Social Science, Exponential Random Graph Models (p*), System Dynamics, the new Nova Platform and more … stay tuned!
Kevin Slavin argues that we’re living in a world designed for — and increasingly controlled by — algorithms. In this riveting talk from TEDGlobal, he shows how these complex computer programs determine: espionage tactics, stock prices, movie scripts, and architecture.
[HT: The Lowly Wonk ]
Economics writer Tim Harford studies complex systems — and finds a surprising link among the successful ones: they were built through trial and error. In this sparkling talk from TEDGlobal 2011, he asks us to embrace our randomness and start making better mistakes.