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{ rule110 reading club of the University of Osnabrück, Germany }


Welcome to the home of the first rule110 reading club.

We are a couple of students from the University of Osnabrück,
that meet regularly to read books on complex dynamic systems.
The books we read will be available at the rule110 fuzzylib.
If you want to join, just stop by at one of our club meetings.

topics for the summer term 2004

{ chaos and order }

  • Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity (John Holland)
  • The Origins of Order: Self-Organization and Selection in Evolution (Stuart Kauffmann)
  • The New Biology of Machines Systems and the Economic World (Kevin Kelly)

{ growth and form }

  • On Growth and Form : The Complete Revised Edition (D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson)
  • The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants (Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz Aristid Lindenmayer)
  • On Growth, Form and Computers (Sanjeev Kumar, Peter Bentley)

{ webs and networks }

  • Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age (Duncan J. Watts)
  • Handbook of Graphs and Networks : From the Genome to the Internet (Stefan Bornholdt, Heinz Georg Schuster)
  • Evolution of Networks: From Biological Nets to the Internet and WWW (J. F. F. Mendes, Serguei N. Dorogovtsev, A. F. Ioffe)

{ evolution and society }

  • Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big Bang to the 21st Century (Howard Bloom)
  • Cultural Software: A Theory of Ideology (J. M. Balkin)
  • Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution (Howard Rheingold)