2003 Complex Systems Lecture Series


An exciting slate of gifted speakers traveled to Anchorage to participate in our 2003 season and included:

March 20 - 21, 2003
Dr. Eric Klopfer, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Topics: "Adventures in Modeling - Learning to Explore Complex Systems" and "Participatory Simulations - Exploring Complex Systems from the Inside"

April 17 - 18, 2003
Dr. Barbara Stafford, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Topics: "Artificial Intensity (AI): images, instruments, and the technology of amplification" and "Polyoptical Technologies and the Construction of the Complex Subject"

April 22 - 25, 2003
Dr. Len Troncale, CalPoly Pomona and The Systems Institute
Topics: "Imminent Integration of the Natural & Systems Sciences: Potential Benefits & Promise for Unification of Ancient & Modern Wisdom," "Systems Integrated Science General Education at Every University: Practical Working Tools for Our Children & Thinking Tools for A Space Faring Species," and "A Century of Systems Science: Obstacles Inhibiting Progress & Needed New Approaches, Tools, & Techniques"

May 8 - 9, 2003
Dr. Harry Swinney, University of Texas Austin
Topics: "Emergence and Evolution of Order" and "Patterns and Shock Waves in Granular Media"

2003 Seminars

September 19
Dr. Ken Osterkamp, Executive Director, Alaska 20/20
Dr. Kenrick Mock, UAA Department of Mathematics
Complexity and Business Systems

November 21
Dr. Richard Cameron, UAA Department of Philosophy
Contemporary Philosophical Analyses of Teleology in the Life Sciences and Technology

December 5
Dr. James Liszka, UAA Department of Philosophy
Semiotics