Are historic events inevitable based on the conditions in which they arise, or are they a unique result of the particular actions of people? SFI Omidyar Fellow Scott Ortman explores this big question in a brief video. Watch it here.
In a historic discussion at SFI in May 2012, a hand-picked group of scholars examined the long-term scientific, political, social, and cultural legacies of the Manhattan Project in a timely discussion of a world event with a lasting influence on science and society.
In an SFI community lecture in Santa Fe, author James Gleick tells the story of information and explored some ways information technologies have changed the very nature of human consciousness. Watch his presentation here.
In an SFI Community Lecture on April 9 in Santa Fe, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein considered intuition as an essential part of our moral and philosophical thinking. Watch the video here.
On Sunday, October 30, in Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Institute and the Santa Fe Symphony collaborated to produce a unique concert event exploring the interface between music and science. Listen to the radio interview here.
In an October 5 community lecture, Molly Shaffer Van Houweling explored how free access to digital media is blurring the lines between intellectual property and individual expression and what that means for copyright law. Watch the video here.
The Santa Fe Institute is seeking nominations and applications for resident faculty positions.
A new book by Duncan Watts reviews recent research in social science and social networking and shows how what we call common sense can mislead us and undermine our ability to address complex issues in business, government, and life.
SFI’s 2011 community lecture series began March 2, with SFI Diplomat in Residence Bill Frej describing the complex system of Afghanistan and the challenges of achieving sustainable development in that war-torn country. Watch the video here.
In a distinguished lecture at the American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting, SFI President Jerry Sabloff urges his anthropological peers to go public or perish. Watch the video.
SFI’s Valerie Plame Wilson and her experiences as a former CIA agent are portrayed in the movie "Fair Game," which opened in major cities November 5.
Where science meets music: "Voyages of Discovery: The Planets," a collaboration between SFI and the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, interspersed music, visual imagery, and scientific commentary.
Recent advances in biology, linguistics, and computer modeling, along with new archeological finds, prompted SFI to host a September meeting that took a fresh, transdisciplinary look at the peopling of the Americas.
Dennis Meadows, who has spent decades studying Earth's capacity to endure human population growth and extractive economies, says we've run out of time to turn around our global version of the Titanic...
May 19 through May 21, 2010 in Portland Oregon. The course is an intensive, immersive tour of the sciences of complexity, a broad set of efforts that seek to explain how large-scale complex, organized, and adaptive behavior can emerge from simple interactions among myriad individuals.