Skip to 0 minutes and 3 seconds Next week, we will introduce the concepts of self-organization and cellular automaton. Self-organization is closely linked to emergence and cellular automaton is a version of Agent Based Modeling– observing cell-like agents interact on a grid. This type of model is especially useful when studying spatial interactions. After that, we will look at both complexity and certainty in history. Does history really repeat itself? Why do certain phenomena, like financial crisis, happen over and over again in history? Why did the Industrial Revolution take place in England and not somewhere else? These are some of the questions we will be asking as we will get more practical to see how our concepts apply to the real world.
Coming up next week
Next week we discuss social self-organisation in the context of segregation and path dependence in the context of economic history.
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