Enjoy Complexity? Check out Dr. Mark Buchanan this Wednesday, April 28

This Wednesday, April 28 from 4-6 PM, CCT will be hosting a lecture by Dr. Mark Buchanan, entitled “Finance and Complexity Science.” Dr. Buchanan will be discussing some of the ways in which financial markets can benefit from analysis utilizing a complex systems approach.

Complexity science has been used to understand the adaptive behaviors of natural systems, but is also extremely transferrable as a framework for many of the issues we look at here in CCT, to include organization and information management, futures, and IT governance. For those of you who are unfamiliar with complexity science, it is the study of complex adaptive systems. These are systems involving many interdependent parts (such as the finance industry involving numerous banks, businesses, consumers, and government) that adapt to changing environments on a continual basis. It provides models for analyzing rapidly changing environments in ways that maximize creativity and anticipate systemic weaknesses.

Check out the lecture on Wednesday, April 28th in the Riggs Library. This event is open to the public.

Lydia served as managing editor of gnovis in 2010 and earned an MA in Communication, Culture and Technology program at Georgetown University in 2011. Lydia came to gnovis and CCT after 7 years of work in the fields of secondary and post-secondary education. Prior to that, she graduated cum laude from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, with a major in Communication and minor in Psychology. Lydia’s research interests include representations of race in television and film, media effects on culture, knowledge production, cultural studies, and womanist/feminist theory. She is particularly interested in the way that mediated representations of race create conditions for racial inequality in society. In her free time she writes poetry, plays with kids, and eats chocolate.