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 Social Dynamics and Complexity



For colloquia sponsored by IMBS, go to:

The Four-Campus Collaborative Video Colloquium Series
The Winter and Spring Series: 2010-2011

Streaming videos on-demand for each talk along with the pdf powerpoint of the talk

2010 forward: All new talks in Shockwave Flash stored here and on the CURRENT EVENTS pages for each speaker, where you can find abstracts. But to play from the Doug White Lectures storage page just click each image (the first, Koenig 9/25/2009, corresponds to Sept 25 2009 Koenig) in the current events wiki pages.

Talks for fall 2009 can be opened here as well as from from wiki pages because they are *.swf shockwave files, but this double-listing was discontinued in December 2009 (see CURRENT EVENTS pages instead by search for speakers or by dates):


How Cooperation Emerges from Conflict: An Agent-Based Model of Security Network Formation - Streaming videoZeev Maoz, Prof, Political Science, UC DavisOctober 30th 2009

 Game Theory and Network Formation with Local Information - Streaming videoMichael McBride, Assoc. Prof, Economics, UCI.October 16h 2009

 Games of Dynamic Network Formation Sept 25, 09 - Streaming video Michael Koenig, Postdoc, ETHZ. September 25th 2009

Talks prior to fall 2009 cannot be opened from wiki pages because they are REALPLAYER FORMAT *.asx files, so they must be opened in the links below:


Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious - Streaming video DONT USE VPN Gerd Gigerenzer, Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Development


Complexity is Everywhere! (disable your VPN)Donald Saari, Director, IMBS, UC Irvine.January 9, 2009

Simplicity in Complexity: Complex Systems Approaches Across Disciplines -pdf -Carl P. Simon, Director, CSCS, Michigan - 4c

The genetic basis of human social networks -pdf -James Fowler, Assoc. Prof., UCSD, Polical Science.March 6, 2009

 From Experiential-Based to Relational-Based Forms of Social Organization: A Major Transition in the Evolution of Homo sapiens -ppt -Dwight Read, Director, Human Complex Systems, UCLA, Anthropology.February 6, 2009

 Responding to Complex Problems: Emergent Networks During Disasters -pdf -Carter Butts, Sociology, UCI. February 20, 2009

Statistical methods for complex systems -pdf -Cosma Shalizi Asst. Prof., Carnegie Mellon, former postdoc CSCS, Michigan and SFI - 4c

A simple model for complex networks with arbitrary degree distribution and clustering -pdf -Mark S. Handcock, Director, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, U. Washington - 4c

'08-09 Signals: Common Knowledge, the Cooperative Principle, and Adaptive Dynamics -pdf -Brian Skyrms, UCI IMBS, Distinguished Professor, Depts. of Logic, Philosophy of Science, & Economics - 4c

Kinship Computing and Complexity: Cohesion, Class and Community -ppt -Douglas R. White, Anthropology, UCI; Chair, Social Dynamics and Complexity group in IMBS at UCI; External faculty, Santa Fe Institute), powerpoint Discussant Dwight Read'sCommentary here.

Dynamics in Action, Intentional Behavior as a Complex System: Dynamical systems account of mental causation -ppt -Alicia Juarrero

HyperCities: Building A New Learning Environment - -Todd Presner