Organizations Engaged in Complexity-Related Research

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Suggested Reading


  • Emergence: From Chaos to Order (1998)
  • Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity (1995)


  • Making Things Work: Solving Complex Problems in a Complex World (2005)
  • Dynamics of Complex Systems (Studies in Non-Linearity) (2003)


  • Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up, JM Epstein and R Axtell (1996)
  • Why Agents? : On the Varied Motivations for Agent Computing in the Social Sciences, Agent Simulation: Applications, Models and Tools, Macal and Sallach (2000)
  • The Complexity of Exchange, Economic journal (2005)
  • Economics as Distributed Computation: Meeting the Challenge of Social Problems via Agent-based Simulation, H. Deguchi, K. Takadama, and T. Terano (editors)
  • Zipf Distribution of US firm Sizes, Science vol. 293 (2001)


  • Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos (1992)
  • The Dream Machine: J.C.R. Licklider and the Revolution that Made Computing (2002)


  • Chaos: Making a New Science, James Gleick (1988)
  • Chaos: Theory in the Social Sciences, Kiel and Elliot (1996)
  • Democracy and Complexity, Daniel Zolo (1992)
  • Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big Bang to the 21st Century, Howard Bloom, (2000)
  • The Meme Machine, Susan Blackmore (1999)

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