New book: Duncan Watts on how common sense fails us

A new book by Duncan Watts reviews recent research in social science and social networking and shows how what we call common sense can mislead us and undermine our ability to address complex issues in business, government, and life.

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Video: The complexities of a way forward in Afghanistan

SFI’s 2011 community lecture series began March 2, with SFI Diplomat in Residence Bill Frej describing the complex system of Afghanistan and the challenges of achieving sustainable development in that war-torn country. Watch the video here.

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Video: The science & practice of cooperation

In an October 13 SFI public lecture, Harvard's Yochai Benkler questions the centuries-old practice of managing people through rewards and punishment and reviews successful institutions that succeed through cooperation. Watch the video here.

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What secrets does the ECG still hold?

On August 18 in Santa Fe, SFI External Professor Tim Buchman, Emory University School of Medicine, explained how paying closer attention to the electrocardiogram's signal might shed new light on the complex adaptive system that is human health.

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Seminar - Memento: Time Travel for the Web

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 12:15 p.m. Medium Conference Room

 Memento: Time Travel for the Web

Herbert Van de Sompel, Digital Library Research & Prototyping, Los Alamos National Laboratory

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SFI Professor Sam Bowles Featured in the Santa Fe Reporter

Born Poor ? Santa Fe economist Samuel Bowles says you better get used to it.

Bowles heads the Behavioral Sciences Program at the Santa Fe Institute, which is home to dozens of big brains imported from all over the world. If he’s right, those troubling job numbers are only the start of New Mexico’s problems. Indeed, if Bowles is right, the state needs to completely rethink the way it does economic development.

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