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In which I glean after my first cup of coffee those from the full 
Complexity Digest post seem the most relevant. But feel free to read their 
full list.

   Barry Wellman

   Step by step, link by link, putting it together--Streisand/Sondheim
        The earth to be spannd, connected by network--Walt Whitman
              It's Always Something--Roseanne Roseannadanna
   NetLab Network                 FRSC                      INSNA Founder
   Distinguished Visiting Scholar   Social Media Lab   Ryerson University
   Distinguished Senior Advisor     	     University Learning Academy
   NETWORKED: The New Social Operating System  Lee Rainie & Barry Wellman  

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Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Approaches to Control Biological and Biologically Inspired Networks

    The emerging field at the intersection of quantitative biology, network 
modeling, and control theory has enjoyed significant progress in recent 
years. This Special Issue brings together a selection of papers on 
complementary approaches to observe, identify, and control biological and 
biologically inspired networks. These approaches advance the state of the 
art in the field by addressing challenges common to many such networks, 
including high dimensionality, strong nonlinearity, uncertainty, and 
limited opportunities for observation and intervention. Because these 
challenges are not unique to biological systems, it is expected that many 
of the results presented in these contributions will also find 
applications in other domains, including physical, social, and 
technological networks.

Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Approaches to Control Biological and Biologically Inspired Networks

Reka Albert ; John Baillieul ; Adilson E. Motter

IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems ( Early Access )

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Complex Networks Winter Workshop

The Complex Networks Winter Workshop (CNWW) is a week-long international school that offers an extraordinary opportunity for participants to engage in rigorous transdisciplinary complexity science research alongside some of the top researchers in the field of networks. The CNWW is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professionals.

Québec City, Québec, December 15-21, 2018.

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See Also:
* Symposium on the Science of Stories ( . Burlington Vermont USA. Oct. 15-17, 2018
* Symposium on Health & Wellness Behavior ( . Burlington, VT USA. September 5-7, 2018

Network Effects, Origin Stories, and the Evolution of Tech

    ˙˙The rules of the game are different in tech,˙˙ argues ˙˙ and has long 
argued, despite his views not being accepted at first ˙˙ W. Brian Arthur, 
technologist-turned-economist who first truly described the phenomenon of 
˙˙positive feedbacks˙˙ in the economy or ˙˙increasing returns˙˙ (vs. 
diminishing returns) in the new world of business˙˙ a.k.a. network 
effects. A longtime observer of Silicon Valley and the tech industry, 
he˙˙s seen how a few early entrepreneurs first got it, fewer investors 
embrace it, entire companies be built around it, and still yet others miss 
it˙˙ even today.

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