Our new "Visions for Complexity" - CSH Vienna

Our new “Visions for Complexity”


Jan 1, 2019

CSH Vienna Newsletter calls for climate action

 

It is the time of the year when people tend to set New Year’s resolutions. I usually avoid that. But this year is different: The alarming increase in weather extremes in 2018 not only proves how devastating the effects of heating up the planet can get—and we haven’t even reached the 1,5°C warming yet. It also shows that action cannot be delayed any longer.

 

As the editorial of our new Newsletter “Visions for Complexity” says
[click here for the whole Newsletter]:

 

For me as a layperson (with a little bit of an insight), it is perhaps the message from complexity science: Complex systems keep an equilibrium, withstanding all squeezing and punching, for a surprisingly long time. Their resilience make us believe that we can handle it. But there is this point—a point we’d better not cross. If squeezing and punching proceeds beyond it, the system will eventually—”out of the blue”—abandon its steady state and change. Not in a gentle, linear way: A complex system is by no means like a machine; replacing single parts won’t fix the thing. Once it gets started, there is no way to stop the process, nor to interfere with it. Shocks will cascade through the system’s networks, destroying parts, rearranging and transforming the whole, and will not stop doing so until the system reaches a new, hitherto unknown equilibrium. This is what complexity people, in my opinion, should unceasingly be telling the world: Crossing the tipping point means ‘out of control!”

 

 

To avoid the tipping point, please join me in my New Year’s pledge:

 

Stop talking, start acting—and degrow the human footprint.

 

Yours,

 

Verena Ahne

(Head of Knowledge Transfer)

 


Press

Trumps Stahl- und Aluzölle hatten weitreichende Folgen


Der Standard, Apr 18, 2019

Visitor

Carlos Pineda, Central European University


Apr 25, 2019Apr 26, 2019

Visitor

Gerardo Iñiguez, DNDS, Central European University


Apr 25, 2019Apr 26, 2019

Press

New theory derived from classical physics predicts how economies respond to major disturbances


Science Daily, Apr 15, 2019

Talk

Collective emotions and social resilience in the digital traces after a terrorist attack


David Garcia.

Apr 23, 2019 | 10:0012:00

Event

CSH Workshop: “Information-theoretic Methods for Complexity Science”


Apr 29, 2019May 01, 2019

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

News

Apr 11, 2019

Shocking Economics!

Press

Fühlen wie wir: Fortschritt Künstlicher Intelligenz


Radio NJoy, Apr 10, 2019

Press

Facebook’s ad system seems to discriminate by race and gender


The Economist, Apr 4, 2019

News

Apr 3, 2019

In need of ‘complexity economics’

News

Mar 20, 2019

Complex societies gave birth to big gods

News

Feb 6, 2019

New music styles: how the challenger calls the tune

Press

Trumps Stahl- und Aluzölle hatten weitreichende Folgen


Der Standard, Apr 18, 2019

Visitor

Carlos Pineda, Central European University


Apr 25, 2019Apr 26, 2019

Visitor

Gerardo Iñiguez, DNDS, Central European University


Apr 25, 2019Apr 26, 2019

Press

New theory derived from classical physics predicts how economies respond to major disturbances


Science Daily, Apr 15, 2019

Talk

Collective emotions and social resilience in the digital traces after a terrorist attack


David Garcia.

Apr 23, 2019 | 10:0012:00

Event

CSH Workshop: “Information-theoretic Methods for Complexity Science”


Apr 29, 2019May 01, 2019

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

News

Apr 11, 2019

Shocking Economics!

Press

Fühlen wie wir: Fortschritt Künstlicher Intelligenz


Radio NJoy, Apr 10, 2019

Press

Facebook’s ad system seems to discriminate by race and gender


The Economist, Apr 4, 2019

News

Apr 3, 2019

In need of ‘complexity economics’

News

Mar 20, 2019

Complex societies gave birth to big gods

News

Feb 6, 2019

New music styles: how the challenger calls the tune

News

Apr 11, 2019

Shocking Economics!

News

Apr 3, 2019

In need of ‘complexity economics’

News

Mar 20, 2019

Complex societies gave birth to big gods

News

Feb 6, 2019

New music styles: how the challenger calls the tune

News

Jan 30, 2019

Garcia, Bail, Rahwan, Couzin: Check out the videos!

News

Jan 1, 2019

Our new “Visions for Complexity”

News

Dec 4, 2018

A sad day for science: CEU forced out of Hungary

News

Nov 30, 2018

Democracies under threat

News

Oct 25, 2018

We have a new member!

News

Oct 22, 2018

The systemic risk of a single firm

News

Oct 10, 2018

THE BOOK IS OUT!!!

News

Oct 5, 2018

New statistical tool kit fingerprints electoral fraud (not only) in Turkey [CSH Press Release]

Visitor

Carlos Pineda, Central European University


Apr 25, 2019Apr 26, 2019

Visitor

Gerardo Iñiguez, DNDS, Central European University


Apr 25, 2019Apr 26, 2019

Talk

Collective emotions and social resilience in the digital traces after a terrorist attack


David Garcia.

Apr 23, 2019 | 10:0012:00

Event

CSH Workshop: “Information-theoretic Methods for Complexity Science”


Apr 29, 2019May 01, 2019

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Event

CSH Talk by Sibel Eker: “Modelling human behavior behind global diet shifts”


May 09, 2019 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Visitor

Henrik Jensen, Imperial College London


Apr 28, 2019May 01, 2019

Talk

Reduction of Systemic Risk in Financial Markets


Stefan Thurner.

May 02, 2019 | 8:0017:00

Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften

Event

Guided tour through the “Wendelin Pressl” exhibition: “Angst? Math helps.” (in German)


Apr 28, 2019 | 16:0017:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Visitor

C. Michael Barton, Arizona State University


Apr 07, 2019Apr 13, 2019

Event

CSH Talk by Leonardo Zavojanni: “Prediction of human behaviour in the multiplayer online game Pardus”


Apr 12, 2019 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Talk

Collective emotions and social resilience in the digital traces after a terrorist attack


David Garcia.

Apr 12, 2019 | 15:0016:30

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Event

CSH Talk by Borut Trpin: “Belief updating in untrustworthy circumstances”


Apr 05, 2019 | 15:0016:00

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Press

Trumps Stahl- und Aluzölle hatten weitreichende Folgen


Der Standard, Apr 18, 2019

Press

New theory derived from classical physics predicts how economies respond to major disturbances


Science Daily, Apr 15, 2019

Press

Fühlen wie wir: Fortschritt Künstlicher Intelligenz


Radio NJoy, Apr 10, 2019

Press

Facebook’s ad system seems to discriminate by race and gender


The Economist, Apr 4, 2019

Press

KI-Strategie: Österreich braucht Bildungsfokus, keine Skiroboter


Der Standard, Apr 3, 2019

Press

Uomini e religioni: le divinità e lo sviluppo di società complesse [Italian]


Focus (Italy), Mar 31, 2019

Press

Las sociedades complejas alumbraron a los dioses humanos


Tendencias21, Mar 26, 2019

Press

Divine punishment didn’t goad us into building civilization—it was the other way around


ZME Science, Mar 21, 2019

Press

Сложните общества раждат моралните богове, а не обратното [Bulgarian]


Nauka Off News, Mar 21, 2019

Press

Moralisierende Götter halten Staaten zusammen


Wiener Zeitung, Mar 20, 2019

Press

Rituale und moralisierende Götter halten Gesellschaften zusammen


APA Science, Mar 20, 2019

Press

‘Shared Distress’ of Terrorism Creates Compassionate Citizens


The Crime Report, Mar 19, 2019