Madison Chaos and Complex Systems Seminar

Summer 2018 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 Lakeview Lounge, in the event of bad weather). Anyone interested in facilitating a topic should contact Myrna Casebolt.

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May 8, 2018

Topic: Was Marx right?

Facilitator: Jim Blair

Reading: Was Marx right?


May 15, 2018

Topic: Homo Deus: the end of humanism

Facilitator: Terry Allard

Reading: Homo Deus: The End of Humanism


May 22, 2018

Topic: What is chaos?

Facilitator: Clint Sprott

Reading: Wikipedia article on Chaos


May 29, 2018

Topic: The veil of ignorance

Facilitator: Myrna Casebolt

Reading: The Veil of Ignorance


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June 26, 2018

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July 10, 2018

Topic: Epigenetics

Facilitator: Bernard Z. Friedlander

Reading: New York Review of Books: Epigenetics: The Evolution Revolution


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