Video Feed

This is a collection of video feed items posted through out the site.


From "Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up," by Joshua M. Epstein and Robert Axtell, The Brookings Institution Press/MIT Press, 1996.

Stephen Wolfram: Computing a theory of all knowledge

Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica, talks about his quest to make all knowledge computational -- able to be searched, processed and manipulated. His new search engine, Wolfram Alpha, has no lesser goal than to model and explain the physics underlying the universe.

Game Of Life - John Conway

Also known simply as Life, is a cellular automaton devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970. It is the best-known example of a cellular automaton. Software from:

What is reddit?

Reddit can be perceived as a Complex Adaptive Systems where posts are agents that compete for fitness in the form of votes..

Stephen Hawkings The Meaning of Life (John Conway's Game of Life segment)

Watch the video to see a demonstration of simple rules generating complex, emergent patterns!

Jacqueline Tellinga : On Politics, Building and Almere

International New Town Institute conference New Towns & Politics Friday 12 november 2010, Library Almere With the fourth INTI conference, New Towns & Politics, we wish to explore thoughts, analyses, projects, designs and political actions pertaining to the political dimension of New Towns, old and new.

Reinventing Society in the Digital Age - Dirk Helbing

This talk took place on May 9, 2017 as part of the Complexity Science Hub Vienna workshop series "RE-INVENTING SOCIETY IN THE DIGITAL AGE". The program for the event can be found at

MVRDV: Freeland

Freeland, developed by MVRDV and The Why Factory for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012 'Common Ground', explores the prospects of complete liberation of urban planning. (Animation by SYNPLE). While not making a specific connection to Complexity thinking, it is a good example of the potential power of bottom-up self-organizing cities.

Benard Rolls

This video shows the emergence of Benard Convection rolls: a classic example of an emergent phenomena that also is subject to a system bifurcation. The direction of the rolls move is subject to a bifurcation point in the system - with an equal probability that the rolls move in one vs the opposite direction. The actual direction the rolls move cannot be predicted and is part of the non-linearity of the system.

Miami-Dade County Saves $1 Million Through Water Conservation

Miami-Dade County and IBM are undertaking a transformational Smarter Cities initiative to improve services for residents and help agencies share information among the 35 municipalities within the county.

MVRDV - Almere Oosterwold

DIY - Urbanism: A development strategy for Almere Oosterwold, titled 'Estate for Initiatives' is a revolution in Dutch urban planning as it steps away from governmental dictate and invites organic urban growth in which initiatives are stimulated and inhabitants can create their own neighbourhoods including public green, urban agriculture and roads."

Masters of Networks 3: online communities

Network scientists and online community managers come together to investigate the secrets of online collaboration

The complexity of the ant world

This amazing video shows how the ants are able to build a complex structure in the absence of top-down control. The manner in which this can occur is part of what is studied in Complex Adaptive Systems Theory