Month: July 2011
ICPSR Course – Introduction to Computing for the Study of Complex Systems [ The 2011 Edition ]
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: How Algorithms Shape Our World [ TED 2011 ]
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.
Tim Harford: Trial, Error and the God Complex [ Ted 2011 ]
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.
Stuxnet – The Development and Evolution of an Open Source Weapon
Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus