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CSSS Santa Fe 2008

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Here is a page for T-shirt designs -- ideas, images, requests for assistance with implementation . . .


Social Network Map Idea

How about a graphic representing the summer school participants? There is data about all of us located on this wiki. We could take a few key areas to infer the network connections. Possible groupings include expertise/interest area (biology, social, systems engineering), geographies (Americas, EMEA, APAC), activities (hiking, board games, social), and student/business network.

- Cathy Spence

Quote idea Let's put this phrase on the T-shirt: "adaptation to the edge of chaos" Hübler used quite a lot during his lab. Giovanni

1. proposal from Maria & Harold Butterfly black.gif

2. proposal from Maria & Harold Tshirt3.gif

we did not know there where ants on last years t-shirt already... :-(

3. proposal from chris So, I've always loved the front cover to King Crimson's 1981 album 'Discipline', in which they have a song caled 'Discipline' and onc called 'Indiscipline.' For anyone who knows them, King Crimson, especially in their 1990's incarnation, are the closest thing to 'complexity musicians' I know who don't work in electronic composition (multiple time signature, key signatures, double trio of musicians only occasionally hitting stable states in otherwise quasi-out of sync interactions). Anyway, the image from the discipline cover is below. Its copyrighted, dunno if that's a problem, but considering what we do, the motto '(in)discipline' hits me as interesting - isn't what we do at the border between discipline and indiscipline, or their intertwinement? It would be easy to put the word '(in)discipline' under an equally fascinating knot (particularly due to the fact that knot theory is a branch of math closely related to what we do!). Or we could even have a knot being eaten by ants, or even a bear? (I also like the idea of 'we survived the bear!' on the back . . . )

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Here's one which is public domain, and for those interested in knot theory, there's a lot going on here:

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This was created by a free 'knot generator program' which lets you modify parameters to make cool things like this:

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After I go to Sripeep's topology tutorial, I hope to be able to explain why each of the lines in these knots are open sets intertwined to form a yet more complex topological structure . . .

4. proposal from Steve

Michael White, one of the founders of the Narrative Therapy movement, recently and unexpectedly died. Narrative Therapy is nothing if not tolerate of diversity and hence the connection I see with Complexity Theory. At his recent memorial service a eulogy was offered that included a song from Margarita Boom. I've extracted a piece of it below that captures both something of the nature of our group as well as the nature of our shared endeavor.

    "Brother of the sun and of time
    who cares what color the wind is?
    We are joined by the taste of a
    dream
    of being hand in hand
    holding
    a small piece,
    a bit of a world
    where you are allowed
    to walk at your own pace
    to feel what you feel
    and, although different,
    to sing your own song."


5. proposal from Carlos

  • T-Shirt Front: Small college logo in upper left corner

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  • T-Shirt Back: Big SFI CSSS 2008 logo in center


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