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Map of the Complexity Sciences


Above is a small extract of an interesting roadmap (also printable PDF version) from the Art & Science Factory, produced by Dr Brian Castellani. It was first posted back in early 2009, this is the fifth edition published earlier this month. It shows connections between the different strands of the Complexity Sciences and how they are linked to related disciplines. UCL CASA’s Prof Michael Batty makes an appearance – in the future section (2015) on the far right hand side, linking to his Cities and Complexity work – the Science of Cities.

The chart goes right back to Isaac Newton (the 1940s-1950s caption here perhaps not quite right!) and also references John Conway’s seminal Game of Life, as a feed into Cellular Automata models.

Castellani, Brian 2013. Complexity Map Version 5. Sociology and Complexity Science Blog.

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David O’Sullivan, CASA’s first PhD student of whom I was his advisor, also figures on the chart. I suppose I am the ‘grandfather’ of this area in geography, because the other guy on the chart was the first person who I examined as an external examiner of his PhD, Nigel Thrift ! Mike Batty

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