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(Extra credit for reportage):
"Stability, instability, and everything between"
will be held in SSPB 1208
Tuesday, October 15,
1:30 to 3:00
Everyone is invited
UCI CENTER FOR DECISION ANALYSIS
Donald G. Saari, Director
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th, 2002. TIME: 9:00am to 5:15pm
Computational Colloquium, UCLA Faculty Center, California Room: Location of the faculty center is at coordinates G4 on the campus map:
Anthropology 179A (60250)|
Networks and Complexity
in SST 155 (Computer Lab)
last year's special topic:
At bookstore: should be in the first week (ordered in May!)
Text: illustrated tour through the book:
Linked: The New Science of Networks
Albert-László Barabási Amazon Price: $18.20
Signs of Life: How Complexity Pervades Biology
by Ricard V. Sole and Brian Goodwin Amazon Price: $12.25
- advanced copy of
Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek - 2003 - Wouter de Nooy, Andrej Mrvar, Vladimir Batagelj $18,
available at cost from instructor.
Datasets included - provides a workbook with examples, explanation of the network program Pajek. The software, exercises and research
module provided by this module provide one excellent track towards a final grade with a high learning curve.
Recommended: Re: Long-Term Field Anthropology
Chronicling Cultures: Long-term Field Research in Anthropology, eds., Robert V. Kemper, Anya Royce. AltaMira Press.
$29.95 Ch. 4 and
"The Navigability of Strong Ties" (on the same case, the two articles provide an introduction to long-term
anthropological studies through issues of networks and complexity -- for an anthro major this might provide an alternate route
to a final grade through a term project involving analysis of anthropological network data
- Networks and Complexity: Special Issue
(see Intro, Social Insects, Brain, Small Worlds, History, Civilizations, Markets)
- Fractal Properties of Growing
Nation by Sid Karen
- Graph Theory: Wolfram
- Jean-Pierre Eckmann and Elisha Moses slides: Curvature and Thematics in the WWW,
the Brain, Gene Regulation, Protein Interaction
- Community structure in social and biological networks
Authors: Michelle Girvan, M. E. J. Newman
- Barabási Article: All the World's a Net
- Theme 1 -
Social Network Analysis: A Handbook by John Scott
- Theme 1 -
Nexus: The Groundbreaking Science of Networks
Mark BuchananAmazon Price: $18.17
- Theme 2 - Self-Organized Systems (SOC)
How Nature Works:
The Science of Self-Organized Criticality - Per Bak. ISBN: 038798738X Amazon: $18.00
- Theme 2 -
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. 2000.
Malcolm Gladwell. Amazon Price: $22.46 Free shipping within 24 hours.
Paper: ISBN: 0316346624
- Theme 3 - Simulations of Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS)
Silicon Second Nature: Culturing Artificial Life in a Digital World
by Stefan Helmreich
For hands-on simulation experience, Download
Starlogo from the MIT media lab (PC and Mac)
Readings by the author of Starlogo: first chapter, pp. 3-19 (on decentralization): Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams: Explorations in Massively Parallel
Microworlds (Complex Adaptive Systems) - Mitchel Resnick; 1997. Paperback MIT PRESS.
Usually ships in 2-3 days - Amazon Price: $12.50.
- Theme 3 - Simulations -
Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up (Complex
Adaptive Systems) - Joshua M. Epstein and Robert Axtell; 1996. Paperback
Usually ships 24 hours - Amazon Price: $20.00.
- Theme 4 - Simulations of Evolutionary Dynamics (ED)
Simulations: Evolving Artificial Moral Ecologies -
Theoretical Background -
Simulations - Simulators
Course with list of courses with similar content
Instructor: Douglas R. White
Office: 4169 Social Science Plaza A
Office Hours: Tues/Th 11:00-12:00 or by Appt, x8495 (Lin 3175 SSPA)
Phone: (949) 824-5893
Welcome to Anthro 179a! Social networks and dynamics, as an approach to understanding society and dynamical
problems in social science, is studied through complexity theory and
modeling interactions in social networks of various kinds of entities.
In this course you will come to understand methods of dynamical analysis,
the grounding of complexity theory in the sciences, learn the contributions of evolutionary game theory
and coevolutionary theory,
learn how computer programs are used to do network analysis
and/or simulate multi-agent interaction, and read a variety of articles
that use a dynamical, network or complex systems approach. In addition,
you will write an exploratory research paper on a topic such as using dynamical methods to model a
collection of actors interacting over time.
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