The Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems


This is a very exciting time for The Human Current! We have just come back from a wonderful conference week at The Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS) and are about to release our 100th podcast episode!

We owe a big “thank you” to our co-founder and former co-host Stacy Hale for helping us get to this point and for introducing us to Professor Yaneer Bar-Yam and the New England Complex System Institute (NECSI). The NECSI community has continually been very welcoming and supportive of our work. We would especially like to thank, Yaneer, Alfredo, Lis, Kim, Matthew and Segeet for their help coordinating our booth at ICCS and connecting us with all the other amazing members of the NECSI community. We greatly cherished all the informal conversations we had with people who came by our booth to share their work and ideas with us. Everyone we engaged with was so encouraging about our mission to spread the word about complexity science and systems thinking. It was truly an enlightening and heartwarming experience.

While at ICCS we collected 30 interviews and have released 8 of these interviews so far, including Professor Yaneer Bar-Yam, Professor Ricardo Hausmann, Steven Hassan, Professor Natalia Komarova & Professor George Church!

Soon we will share our interview with one of the founding fathers of complexity science, Stephen Wolfram. He is the creator of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha and the Wolfram Language; the author of A New Kind of Science; and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. Our 45 minute interview with him was very special. Wolfram's Mathematica was celebrating 30 years and he opened up with us about the past, present and future of his life's work. He also spoke about the importance of complexity science as a stand alone field of study and became impassioned when sharing his experience of teaching complexity science to middle schoolers. It was a powerful conversation with someone we greatly admire. 

We are also looking forward to sharing upcoming interviews with Gad Saad, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Simon DeDeo, and many more amazing conference presenters & attendees!

Along with our collaboration with NECSI for ICCS, we have also been collaborating with Complexity Labs for once a month live video discussions. In these video discussions called Complexity Live, we discuss different areas related to systems theory and complexity science with experts in the field.

Look out for our next Complexity Live on Friday, September 14th at 1PM CST.

Thank you to our amazing network of complexity and system thinkers! None of this work would happen without you! Cheers!

You can listen to the HumanCurrent podcast here and don't forget to subscribe in iTunes. Check out our 100th episode, where Angie and Haley talk about highlights from ICCS and share two interviews with speakers from the event. 

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