Category All things complex
Our civilisation is a highly complex system and consequently has highly complex behaviour; in fact complexity science would suggest that civilisation is so complex that it is highly sensitive to small changes that can amplify as they propagate across the globe to become major crises. Anyone who understands complexity science knows that the ability to […]
The Complexities of the Evolution of Western Music.
Complexity; it gets everywhere! The BBC News website has recently posted an item outlining some scientific research into evolution of western music. The research used some complex analysis of the musical structure of over 17,000 tracks from the USA Billboard Hot 100 chart between 1960 and 2010. The researchers suggest that, “while musical evolution was ceaseless, there were […]