This dynamic, digital brochure introduces key concepts in complexity, accompanied by numerous examples. Also available as a downloadable booklet. Project coordinated by Manlio De Domenico and Hiroki Sayama.
M. De Domenico, D. Brockmann, C. Camargo, C. Gershenson, D. Goldsmith, S. Jeschonnek, L. Kay, S. Nichele, J.R. Nicolás, T. Schmickl, M. Stella, J. Brandoff, A.J. Martínez Salinas, H. Sayama. (2019). Complexity Explained. https://complexityexplained.github.io/ DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/TQGNW
Complexity Explorables by Dirk Brockmann hosts a wide collection of interactive illustration models for complex systems in physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, social sciences, neuroscience, epidemiology, network science and ecology. Includes teaching support aids.
Dirk Brockmann. Complexity Explorables. https://complexity-explorables.org/
Complexity Theory Course Introduction
Systems Innovation. Complexity Theory Course Introduction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71n4GSM1jhw&list=PLsJWgOB5mIMDRt8-DBLLVfh-XeKs2YAcg
Likely Dr. Donella H. Meadow's most famous article, Leverage Points is a classic in the canon of introductory texts on systems thinking.
Donella Meadows. (1999). Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System. https://donellameadows.org/archives/leverage-points-places-to-intervene-in-a-system/
System Thinker Notebook
The System Thinker Notebook is a free online and continually updated catelogue of teaching notes, thought experiments and pedagogical anecdotes by James Shelley (CAS Lab project lead).
James Shelley. (2020). The System Thinker Notebook. https://jamesshelley.com/manuscripts/system-thinker-notebook/
Simulating Natural Selection
Justin Helps. (2018). Simulating Natural Selection. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZGbIKd0XrM
Seeing Whole Systems
Nicky Case. (2017). Seeing Whole Systems. The Longnow Foundation: Seminars on Longterm Thinking. Presented on Monday, August 7, 2017. http://longnow.org/seminars/02017/aug/07/seeing-whole-systems/