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Architectures of Complexity

Can we generalize approaches from across the sciences to describe the behaviors of seemingly unrelated complex systems?

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Complex Economies

How do complex economies and markets arise from the self-organized, adaptive, and often irrational behaviors of many interacting decision makers?

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Computational Cultural Evolution

What drives how we think, speak, and act, and how can computational methods reveal patterns in these evolving cultural processes?

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Computational Worlds

How do biological and physical systems process information to improve outcomes (a.k.a compute) in evolutionary, developmental, or learning time scales?

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Invention & Innovation

How does novelty—both advantageous and unsuccessful—define evolutionary processes in technological, biological, and social systems?

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Mental Models of Complexity

Can the ideas and mental models from complexity science be extended and applied beyond academia, to business, policy, and government?

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