The Moment Of Complexity: Emerging Network Culture

Paperback | September 1, 2003

byMark C. Taylor

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We live in a moment of unprecedented complexity, an era in which change and information can move faster than our ability to comprehend them. With The Moment of Complexity, Mark C. Taylor offers a map for the unfamiliar terrain opening in our midst, unfolding an original philosophy for our time through a remarkable synthesis of science and culture.

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We live in a moment of unprecedented complexity, an era in which change and information can move faster than our ability to comprehend them. With The Moment of Complexity, Mark C. Taylor offers a map for the unfamiliar terrain opening in our midst, unfolding an original philosophy for our time through a remarkable synthesis of science ...

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We live in a moment of unprecedented complexity, an era in which change and information can move faster than our ability to comprehend them. With The Moment of Complexity, Mark C. Taylor offers a map for the unfamiliar terrain opening in our midst, unfolding an original philosophy for our time through a remarkable synthesis of science ...

Mark C. Taylor is professor of religion and chair of the Department of Religion at Columbia University. His most recent book is After God, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:September 1, 2003Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226791181

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. From Grids to Networks
Collapsing Walls
The Edge of Chaos
Grid Work
Superficial Complexity
Net Work
2. Critical Emergency
Politics and Criticism
Power and Structures
Generational Gaps
Digital Divide
Decoding the Real
3. Strange Loops
True Lies
Machines and Death
Beauty of Organisms
Undecidable Openings
4. Noise in Formation
Buzz of Information
Information Ages
Information and Communication
Time and Uncertainty
Shifty Static
5. Emerging Complexity
Real Close
Crystals and Smoke
Implication of Complexity
E-mergence
Birds and Bees
6. Evolving Complexity
Ant Smarts
Complex Adaptive Systems
E-volution
Species of Origin
Morphing
Punctuation
7. Screening Information
How This Book Is Being Written
Channeling Experience
Culturing Networks
Viral Webs
Cybergnosis
Incarnational Networks
Coda. The Currency of Education
Practicing Theory
Education Business
Useful and Useless Education
Critical Faculties
Networking Education
Notes
Bibliography
Index