•Joel Alden Kingston Exhibit: Manifestations
Contact: Fleur Boel
Flora Danica Galerie
130 Barrow St., Suite 202, Intercom 719
New York, NY 10014
Surrealist painter Joel Alden Kingston, whose video “Slave to another God,” was recently included in “Workspheres” at the Museum of Modern Art, will be exhibiting a number of his original works at Flora Danica Galerie from September 19th to October 27th. A sense of predicament permeates Kingston’s highly photographic paintings, much like a captured moment before something ominous occurs. Each scene elicits the viewer’s own narrative, and the symbolic imagery employed in the paintings reveals psychological undercurrents in everyday life. Critics have favorably compared Kingston’s fantastic work to that of important artists of the past, including the Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse and Surrealists René Magritte and Salvador Dali. This show marks Kingston’s first New York solo exhibition.
Kingston’s video, “Slave to another God”, is an exploration of the artist’s life and work, presented in a dreamlike manner that reflects his work in paint. It was one of sixteen award-winning videos chosen from a pool of over 400 to be digitized for screening at MoMA earlier this year. The videos were displayed on the new “Worldviewer” developed by Vizible Inc., a way to display, store, process and navigate digital content such as television programs, the internet, and desktop applications. You can find out more by visiting the artist’s web site at http://www.joelaldenkingston.com .
•NECSI Education Programs
New England Complex Systems Institute
One Day Course
October 30, 2001
University of Cincinnati
This course will give an introduction to the opportunities that complex systems provides in research and in applications. Several approaches to the study of complex systems will be described, basic concepts will be introduced and implications for the study of biological, social, and engineered systems will be discussed.
Information and Registration: http://www.necsi.org/education/uc
Managing Complex Organizations in a Complex World:
Leadership in Rapidly Changing Business Environments— Learning and Adapting in Time
NECSI Executive Education Programs
November 15–16, 2001
Early registration: October 15
Yaneer Bar-Yam, NECSI and Harvard University
Tom Petzinger, Jr., Author, The New Pioneers and CEO, LaunchCyte
Peter Senge, Society for Organizational Learning and MIT Sloan School of Management
John Sterman, MIT Sloan School of Management
This is a two-day practical experience on working with chaos and complexity—in the global economy, in national markets, in business-to-business interactions and within the organization itself. We will use new insights and concepts from the field of complex systems to discuss innovative ways to survive and thrive in today’s new/old economy.
Information and registration: http://necsi.org/education/exec/
In light of recent events, as our contribution to the rebuilding of the U.S. economy, registration fees for the November 15–16 executive education program have been substantially reduced to allow increased participation. This course will enhance participants’ understanding of how to build and maintain effective organizations, including the identification of strengths and vulnerabilities.
One-Week Intensive Course: Complex Physical, Biological and Social Systems
Date: January 7–11, 2002
Location: Cambridge, MA
Format: A one-semester course in a one-week format.
Subject Matter: Introduction to essential concepts of complex systems and related mathematical methods and simulation strategies with application to physical, biological and social systems.
Concepts to be discussed include: emergence, complexity, networks, self-organization, pattern formation, evolution, adaptation, fractals, chaos, cooperation, competition, attractors, interdependence, scaling, dynamic response, information, and function. Methods to be discussed include: statistical methods, cellular automata, agent-based modeling, pattern recognition, system representation, and informatics.
Demonstration of the application of complex systems methods will be made through studies of Social systems: education system, health care system, military system; Psychosocial systems: patterns of social behavior, mind, creativity, awareness; Biological systems: evolution, physiology, immune system, brain, cellular systems, genetic networks; Physical systems: meteorology.
This course is intended for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty who would like to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of complex systems and develop methodological tools for conducting research in their respective fields.