Friday, October 16, 2015

Santa Fe Institute

The Santa Fe Institute is some kind of a research and educational institute based in New Mexico, USA.

I got interested in them a month ago because of their free online courses in fractals, complexity and chaos theory. I have been fascinated for decades by the patterns of nature, evolution, revolution, phase diagrams, punctuated equilibrium, emergence, the power law, the combination of opposites in phenomena and the messiness of the real world.

I want to incorporate messiness in future film and doco projects instead of some idealised preconception of the world.

Complexity Explorer is where the free training takes place. I have been finding it quite useful to get me thinking more about the subject.