Everyone with an interest in complexity sciences should take some time to watch The Secret Life of Chaos, a fantastic hour long BBC documentary now on Youtube.

The documentary explains some key concepts in the complexity sciences including self-organisation, chaos, feedback loops, fractals, flocks and evolution. It also provides insights into the work of pioneers like Alan Turing, Edward Lorenz and Benoit Mandelbrot. And it does it all in a visually stunning, and at times rather moving, production. Top notch.

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  1. Sadly not available in New Zealand!!

  2. Wow – thanks


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About Ben Ramalingam

I am a researcher and writer specialising on international development and humanitarian issues. I am currently working on a number of consulting and advisory assignments for international agencies. I am also writing a book on complexity sciences and international aid which will be published by Oxford University Press. I hold Senior Research Associate and Visiting Fellow positions at the Institute of Development Studies, the Overseas Development Institute, and the London School of Economics.