Speaker: Dr. Lewis Dartnell
Title: Knowledge and Civilization: Technical and Theoretical Considerations
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 – 2-4pm
Location: DC 1302

You may also be interested in attending Lewis Dartnell’s talk on the evening of Wednesday, March 11th at THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener. He will be speaking in more […]

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A WICI Talk with Dr. Lewis Dartnell

Presented by the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation (WICI) in co-operation with THEMUSEUM and Words Worth Books

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time: 7pm-8:30pm
Location: THEMUSEUM (10 King Street West, Kitchener, ON)
Admission: $5+HST – includes admission to THEMUSEUM’s current […]

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Clayton Dasilva

On October 29, 2011 By

Clay Dasilva is currently a PhD student in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo, having also obtained his Master of Arts there in 2012. His research broadly focuses on the interactions between society, technology and ecology, in particular the governance of innovations that permit the decoupling of […]

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Katherine Laycock

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Katherine Laycock is currently enrolled in PhD studies at the University of Waterloo, School of Planning. Her research seeks to identify barriers in local information and communication mechanisms to improve environmental planning for climate change adaptation in complex urban areas in the Philippines. More specifically, she is investigating associations and information exchanges between […]

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In her doctoral research, with the Department of Environment and Resource Studies (ERS), Perin Ruttonsha applies concepts from complex systems, social-ecological resilience, social innovation, and biomimicrymdiscourses, in examining processes and opportunities for the long-term, adaptive transformation of human settlements along sustainability pathways. She is especially interested in relational dynamics, social-eco-technological regime shifts, […]

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Andjela Tatarovic enjoys learning and questionning the essence of things. Philosophy is a natural pass-time while quantifying ideas is more of a challenge, but enjoyed nonetheless. She likes learning the languages of things, and the relation between the abstract and the concrete. Through architecture, she has taken a particular interest in the etymolgogy of […]

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Mark Crowley

On June 4, 2015 By

Mark Crowley is an Assistant Professor in the Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia working in the Laboratory for Computational […]

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Bill Flanik

On October 27, 2011 By

B.A. (Political Science), Virginia Commonwealth University, 2002; Ph.D. (Political Science), University of Toronto, 2013. Dr. Flanik is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Colorado Mesa University, where he teaches a broad range of courses in International Relations, Comparative Politics, Technology Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies. His research and teaching interests are in […]

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Mat Schulze is a Professor of German (Applied Linguistics) and the director of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies. His main field of research is Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Here he conceptualizes language-learning processes online as complex adaptive systems to better understand individual language proficiency development and corrective metalinguistic feedback and guidance.

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Vanessa Schweizer

On April 21, 2015 By

Vanessa Schweizer is an Assistant Professor in Knowledge Integration at the University of Waterloo. She applies approaches for understanding complex systems to socio-economic scenarios in the context of climate change. She focuses on difficult-to-imagine futures (so-called ‘black swan events’ and ‘perfect storms’) to understand risk. Her research interests also include transition […]

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Speaker: Mark Hancock
Title: Leveraging Physical Actions to Interact with Digital Surfaces
Date: Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
Category: Seminar

Mark Hancock, Assistant Professor in the Department of Management Sciences (University of Waterloo), lectures on how people can start thinking of their bodies as an extension of the virtual world. He discusses studies […]

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Speaker: W. Brian Arthur
Title: How Does Technological Innovation Happen?
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011
Category: Talk

In this lecture and discussion at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, W. Brian Arthur reviews the thesis of his book The Nature of Technology with Lee Smolin, Frances Westley, and Thomas Homer-Dixon. In his […]

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Speaker: Victor Galaz
Title: Can Information Technology Really Help Save the Planet?
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Category: Talk

Abrupt climate change, “planetary boundaries” and the failure of international institutions to deal with multiple interacting global crises have gained considerable scientific and political attention over the last years. Few sustainability scientists however, […]

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