The watershed of feedbacks

This is a follow-up to my previous post about the differences between the traditions of integrative, systemsy science. I will use the same –5 to +5 scale as in that post. Negative numbers are not bad but represent people, papers, places, and concepts more to the complex systems / Santa Fe Institute side. Positive numbers […]

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(This is a light-hearted and ill-researched post. When the infinite amount of free time I ordered on Amazon finally arrives, I might dig into it deeply and be serious.) Everyone who tries to read widely about systemsy stuff will inevitably feel puzzled by the large-scale flow of ideas. In particular, there is a—sometimes crystal clear, […]

Some temporal network visualizations

I recently needed some colorful animations of temporal network data. You can see the result here. These film clips show the proximity of children in a French primary school (ages 6–12). Watch out for the clear transitions between lectures and recess or lunch break (e.g. around 3:28 min into the video below). A legend is […]

Do you believe in ghosts?

I do. In the sense of phantom traffic jams—traffic jams without a bottleneck, that just emerge spontaneously (and with peculiar density characteristics—more below). The most fundamental feature of highway traffic is the “inverse-λ shape” flow-density diagram. Flow is the number of vehicles that pass a point along the road. Density is how many cars there […]

10 papers of the 10s

Here I will list my ten favorite papers of the 2010s related to my research. It’s not an ordered list, and it will not be too serious, so don’t hate me if your paper is not on the list. Here we go: TW Wey, F Jordán, DT Blumstein, Transitivity and structural balance in marmot social […]