Complexity and Infrastructure
Yesterday's New York Times has a piece by David Segal entitled "It's Complicated: Making Sense of Complexity." It's nice to see the New York Times reading my blog—and even using the same Thomas Cole image (The Course of Empire) that I've used before in discussing the topic to lead off the piece.
But it's no surprise: the topic's very much in the air now and I predict that by the end of this decade it'll be commonly understood to be as big an issue for network culture as rigidity was for Fordism.
If you're interested in complexity as a problem—particularly with regard to infrastructure—please come to the next Netlab event, which takes place tomorrow, May 4 at 6.30pm EST at Columbia's Studio-X Soho. For those of you outside of the city, no worries, there'll be a ustream feed. Please find more here.