Madison Chaos and Complex Systems Seminar

Summer 2017 Discussions

At the seminar on May 5, 2015, we decided to make our long-standing summer discussions slightly more formal by having a topic, a facilitator, and a web-accessible reading or video. The reading or video should take no more than 20 minutes, and the facilitator should be prepared to give at most a 5-minute introduction to the topic and lead the ensuing discussion. All discussions are Tuesday noon on the Memorial Union Terrace (Lakefront Cafeteria , now renamed to STRADA, in the event of bad weather). Anyone interested in facilitating a topic should contact Myrna Casebolt.

Short List


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May 9, 2017

Topic: Lessons learned from the seminars

Facilitator: Myrna Casebolt

Reading: Lessons Learned from Twenty Years of Chaos and Complexity


May 16, 2017

Topic: Lessons learned from the seminars (continued)

Facilitator: Clint Sprott

Reading: Lessons Learned from Twenty Years of Chaos and Complexity


May 23, 2017

Topic: Prediction and explanation in social systems

Facilitator: Blaise Thompson

Reading: Prediction and Explanation in Social Systems (full text in email)


May 30, 2017

Topic: Prediction and explanation in social systems (continued)

Facilitator: Karen Holden

Reading: To Explain or to Predict?


June 6, 2017

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June 13, 2017

Topic: The electoral college

Facilitator: David Canon

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June 20, 2017

Topic: The psychology and evolutionary biology of tribalism

Facilitator: Deric Bownds

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June 27, 2017

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July 4, 2017

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July 11, 2017

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July 18, 2017

Topic: Lessons from Friedman's "Thank you for Being Late"

Facilitator: Bernard Friedlander

Reading: Can we Better Understand Complexities of Human Development?


July 25, 2017

Topic: Networks

Facilitator: George Hrabovsky

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August 1, 2017

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August 8, 2017

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August 15, 2017

Topic: Redistricting

Facilitator: David Canon

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August 22, 2017

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August 29, 2017

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September 5, 2017

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