The CALResCo Tour Bus
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This tour takes in all our major sights to ensure that you do not miss any of our delights.
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This tour is especially recommended for those who can access their browser cache offline as it
allows you to quickly scan all our pages. For visitors with limited time you can stop
the tour at any point and resume at a later date, or you may directly start at any page
in the itinerary.
Note the Icons before each major section, these appear on the Navigation bars on each page and
are an easy way to jump around the site (ed: if you get bored we will give a prize to anyone
finding the shortest route between all our pages - The Travelling Visitor Problem !).
First let's deal with the pages we're not going to visit (the seedy side of town)
Still with us ? Great ;-)
- Index - our home page, which you will already have noticed we trust...
- Contents - the Table of Contents page, this without the humour really :-(
- What's New ? - we'll skip this one for now, and show you what's old first !
- CALResCo Information - introducing our Group and work (as if you care ;-)
- Search - oh my, if this is all too slow for you, just search the whole site fast !!
- Help & Overview - a general introduction to our site and subjects, at last !
- Introduction to Complex Systems - the essential beginners guide ?
- The Concept - what is our grand vision ? be the first to know on your block...
Time for a break now, so you can relax and enjoy our Picture Gallery...
- Page 1 Introduction - a bit of everything here !
Page 2 Fractals - you like Fractals ? O.K. so do we, see a few more great ones here...
Page 3 Extra Fractals - these things are addictive, we just couldn't resist another page ;-)
Page 4 Alife & Complex Systems - generating new forms of life is what we often do...
Page 5a Strange Attractors - no accounting for tastes, but these are really weird !
Page 5b Stereo 4D Attractors - a bit of high tech for those with two or more eyes ;-)
Page 6 Attractor Maps - our most hot-off-the-press research findings, just for you...
Has this given you a taste for the subject ? What to know more ? O.K.
- A brief visit to the Glossary of Terms - but don't try to memorise it ;-)
- And then for some Thematic Introductions, more in-depth explanations...
Setting The Scene - ground rules for our mob ?
Complexity & Artificial Life - biblical revelations about our science...
Attractors Everywhere - watch out for black holes !
Fractal Geometry - the improbable meets the impossible ?
Self-Organization & Entropy - what goes up must come down...
Genetic Algorithms - sex, sex and more sex (in the nicest possible way) !
Cellular Automata - the Game of Life and other stories...
Neural Networks - the science fiction brain comes alive !
Nonlinear Science - why things never work like they should...
Fitness and Synergy - group exercises ?
Perturbation & Transients - walking a tightrope between order and chaos !
Emergence & Evolution - Darwin got it wrong (almost...)
Boolean Networks - logic rules, O.K. ?
Fuzzy Multidimensional Logic - middle muddle...
Practical Multiobjective Optimisation - juggling hot potatoes !
Classifier, IFS, L-Systems and Beyond - the doomsday machine ?
Complex Adaptive Systems - invasion of the mutant robots !
Quantifying Complexity Theory - those slippery, lying, numbers...
Cybernetics and Stochastic Systems - control freaks ?
Autopoiesis and Coevolution - action men...
Evolutionary Psychology and Sociology - the beast inside !
The Philosophy of Complexity - deviant thinking ?
And onwards into the unknown, musings on a world of Alternative Dimensions...
Breaking Our Mental Chains - freedom for the mind !
Inner, Outer and Middle Natures - animal, vegetable or mineral ?
The One-Dimensional Paradox - playing with a timebomb...
Emotional Reactions to Complexity, Confusion and Chaos - hate mail ?
Fact, Theory and Dogma - it's true I tell you, it's true !
Fourth World Thinking - as if we didn't have enough trouble with three ?
Multidimensional Economics - money is the root of all evil...
Patterns of Unreality - phantoms in the night !
Creativity and Consciousness - genius in a box ?
Alien Consciousness - human, take me to your leader !
Exploring The Impossible - tomorrow's children...
Irreversible Paths - help, I can't stop !
Value Objectivity - grey matter on trial..
Metahuman Science - experiments for the master race !
Neo-Transcendentalist Philosophy - knock twice for yes ?
Freeing Our Wild Side - animal magic...
Entering a New Millennium - 21st century schizoid man ?
Creation of a Global Life - Gaia lives !
Genomic Delusions - food for misfits...
Contextual Ethics - shifty morals ?
The Abnormal Normals - freak shows !
Quality of Life - suicidal tendencies...
Fighting Manipulation - trust me, buy me ?
Freedom Beyond Control - out with politicians !
Global Power Networks - world domination...
Connecting Synergistically - anarchist plots ?
Corporate Disintegration and Product Virtualisation - director baiting !
Integrating Knowledge With Needs - judgement day...
Holarchic Meta-Ethics and Complexity Science - being a good boy !
e-Business For Managers - sharpening your bytes...
The Corporate State - insatiable greed ?
2004 - An Odyssey into Insanity - it's a mad, mad world !
The Will To Power - nihilism reigns...
Global Civil Society v Totalitarianism - democracy anyone ?
Incentives and Disincentives - Organizational Dynamics - systemic thoughts !
Strange Attractors and Society - messy behaviours...
What Difference Does It Make ? - do you care ?
Questioning Our Methodologies - why bother !
Glimpsing Heaven, Oh So Close - or is it hell...
Synergy and Complexity Science - the hidden meaning ?
Complex Living Tensegrities - push me, pull you !
Spiral Complexity Dynamics - chasing your tail...
Integral Intersubjectivity - we the people ?
Qualitative Living and Thinking - death to numbers !
Wow, I'm hooked !! What about the technical details then ?
- You can learn from our Tutorial & FAQ links what everyone else has to teach you !
- Our own Research Papers may whet your appetite for still more:
Self-Organization and Human Robots - exterminate, exterminate...
Evolving an Integral Ecology of Mind - brain bugs ?
A Logic of Complex Values - elementary Mr Spock...
Value Metascience and Synergistic Choice - breaking the taboos !
Complexity Philosophy as a Computing Paradigm - living programs ?
The Spirit of Complexity - God is on our side...
Conflicts as Emergent Phenomena of Complexity - put 'em up, and kiss you fool !
Transient Attractors and Emergent Attractor Memory - sorry, forgotten your name ?
Ethics as Emotions : An Evolutionary Approach - I have this gut feeling about you...
Politics and Rights : Social Ecology - power to the people, it's our right !
Big Bang or damp squib : Alternative Cosmology - Auntie Matter in the field...
Towards an Edge Methodology for Complex Systems Simulation - precipice thinking ?
The Generalised Theory of Life - shuffle the dice there boy !
The Non-Linear Dynamics of War - double headed coins ?
The Ecosystemic Life Hypothesis - Gaia in control...
There are lots of other interesting sites researching into these subjects, these
are the best we've found so far... and there are even a few Journals with full text online !
- Online Journals & Resource Links
Applying the research are yet other groups, in all areas of human experience...
- Academic & Business Applications
For more technical stuff, you can't do better than to check out our paper collections:
- Online Paper Links - the full text of these is available online
- Complexity Related Book Reviews - see what people think of all those 'experts'...
- Related Application Papers Links - transdisciplinary cross-fertilisation
- Offline Paper Links - these you will need to decode to see anything :-(
Nearly finished now, and time for your rewards...
If you haven't taken the tour yet then press this button to do so . If you get lost or confused during the tour just click to come
back here and re-orientate yourself, or to jump directly to a different position ;-)
- Check out our CALResCo Software and download if you wish - free !
Major Software More ambitious types can try these - whatever your machine it's here !
Java Applets Or play with animations around the Web, if your computer can run them :-(
- For culture, visit the introduction to our splendid (and large) Complex Art Exhibitions.
If you enter these please hit the button when you wish to rejoin the tour, then continue with the button as usual. (Or even try our complexity influenced Collected Poems - note: this page doesn't have our navigation buttons - use your
browser BACK button instead to Return).
- Want to DO something ? Try our Complexity Theory: Actions for a Better World
or our guide to Intrinsic and Holarchic Education
- The tour is ended, so as a special treat why not visit our Miscellaneous Links and relax with a
wide range of topics celebrating the fun, diversity and values of our species ?
- More questions ? Perhaps our Self-Organizing Systems FAQ can answer them...
(Note: This is a Usenet FAQ file and doesn't have our navigation buttons - use your browser BACK button instead to Return)
- Then please let us have any comments by EMailing: CALResCo
Thank you for your interest in our site and do keep in touch, we aim to improve with every update ! Watch out for the
signs, or visit the page regularly. We post details of major updates in the relevant Newsgroups, but smaller changes are not advertised except in 'What's New'.
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