Self-organization and design as a complementary pair

J. A. Scott Kelso, Egbert Stolk, Juval Portugali

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Abstract

Self-organization implies that order and regularity can come into being (emerge) spontaneously as a purely bottom-up process. Design implies the exact opposite: that order and organization come into being by virtue of a designer in a top-down manner. In this paper we treat these apparent contraries as a complementary pair, and use the notion of SIRN to show how they may coexist.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Proceedings in Complexity
PublisherSpringer
Pages43-53
Number of pages11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Complexity
ISSN (Print)2213-8684
ISSN (Electronic)2213-8692

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