Archive for November 14th, 2010
This week after Monday’s lecture I had a great chat with Seth Bullock and Jason Noble, the lecturers of the complexity course. They were kind enough to lend me a number of books and suggestions for reading. I’ve been focusing on “Complexity A Guided Tour” by Melanie Mitchell, which I’ve been finding a very pleasurable read. It’s good to see the WWW get a whole section in her introduction as a primary example of a complex system. She’s been refreshing my thinking on dynamics, chaos, computation, evolution and genetics, and introducing me to some new ideas in information theory. Next stop: life and evolution in computers.
On Psychology, I’ve finished reading the relevant sections of Rupert Brown’s book on group processes, and am going to focus on research methods in social psychology.