nearlydecomposable

Herb Simon and your life as nearly decomposable systems
Herb Simon and Your Life as Nearly Decomposable Systems - Interintellect
Herb Simon and Your Life as Nearly Decomposable Systems - Interintellect
Source: TikTok
an interintellect salon
"discovery as problem solving"
Source: Orange Leaders
Introduction & Question
Source: Susan
What is something in your life you're trying to describe right now?
Source: Cityline
Background to Herb Simon
Source: M.E Social Management
GROUP INTERESTS
Source: theinstagramexpert
Healthcare >> Subsystems as health systems Organizations >> Subsystems as teams ML >> Subsystems as different ML systems Local government >> Subsystems as policies Disciplines >> Subsystems as different skill-sets, like music vs. engineering
heuristics
interests
Source: Discovery
problem solving & decision making
GROUP QUESTIONS
Source: RedKap
About ND systems
How to negotiate reviewing existing systems vs. creating new systems? How to deal with subsystems with the 'wrong' propinquity / links? From what level do you look at the problem? When do systems & sub-systems form?
boundedness
concept
complexity
& Where we see...
managing stress
pace layers
building teams
coarse graining in science
metaphor in narrative
learning
Source: Kate D
State vs. process descriptions
the language is the program
benefit to simplicity
concept of description
Source: sperling bags
Fiction as a tool
Source: Jin Dallae & Park Woohyuk
The Apple
Life's maze
Source: Future Earth
Source: Slurpee
Source: Carly Berry
Links from the Salon
"The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" -HS
Pre-reading:
The Architecture of Complexity, by H Simon
The Architecture of Complexity, by H Simon
Supplementary, Text Notes by L Voeller
Supplementary, Text Notes by L Voeller
The Apple: A Story about a Maze, by H Simon
The Apple: A Story about a Maze, by H Simon
The power of something to touch & manipulate
Links shared by participants:
By Simon
Designing Organizations in an Information Rich World
Designing Organizations in an Information Rich World
Rational Decision Making in Business Organizations (Nobel Prize Lecture)
Rational Decision Making in Business Organizations (Nobel Prize Lecture)
On Simon
Herbert A Simon by H Crowther-Heyck
Herbert A Simon by H Crowther-Heyck
A Conversation with Herb Simon (audio)
A Conversation with Herb Simon (audio)
On Heuristics
Gut Feelings by G Gigerenzer
Gut Feelings by G Gigerenzer
Instead of asking "Can you explain it?" instead... "Can you grow it?" - JE & RA
Bounded Rationality by G Gigerenzer
Bounded Rationality by G Gigerenzer
Process Descriptions
Growing Artificial Societies by J Epstein & R Axtell
Growing Artificial Societies by J Epstein & R Axtell
The Revenge of the Real by B Bratton
The Revenge of the Real by B Bratton
Dunbar's Number is Quadratic by J Nelson
Dunbar's Number is Quadratic by J Nelson
A Theory of Collision Spaces by J Nelson
A Theory of Collision Spaces by J Nelson
Why Greatness Cannot Be Planned by K Stanely & J Lehman
Why Greatness Cannot Be Planned by K Stanely & J Lehman
On Metaphor & Storytelling
Metaphors We Live By by G Lakoff & M Johnson
Metaphors We Live By by G Lakoff & M Johnson
Language in Thought and Action by S Hayakawa & A Hayakawa
Language in Thought and Action by S Hayakawa & A Hayakawa
Surfaces and Essences by D Hofstadter
Surfaces and Essences by D Hofstadter
The Dangers of Storytelling by T Cowen
The Dangers of Storytelling by T Cowen
Sky Above Clouds by G O'Keefe
Sky Above Clouds by G O'Keefe