International & Transdisciplinary Workshop on Advanced Future Studies “Exploring A Unified View Beyond Complexity”

Perspectives of Ecology Tae-Soo Chon (Pusan National University, Korea)

Course Description
Nature is full of emergent problems. Beyond our Understandings, our efforts to solve these problems often cause additional problems. We should need revolutionary paradigm shifts in our practical approach from solving and approaching problems already appeared in the past to predicting and protecting the emergence of problems in the future. For this purpose, we should realize that there must be the same driving forces that generate the emerging problems on the one hand, and that allow us predict the problems which will appear in the future on the other hand. The same forces would be thus the double-edged sword: wonders and benefits.

The present workshop would, therefore, consider paradoxical way of thinking based on self-similarity and self-difference, often considered incompatible with each other. Using such a paradoxical way of thinking, we would like to explore simple principles beyond complexity. Actually, simple principles of complex dynamics could be deduced from the demand that underlying principles should be self-consistent, regardless of the space-time scale with which we are concerned.


February 15th, 2018
Graduate School


Part I: Social Phenomena and Complex Ecosystems
1 Advanced Future Studies and A Unified Theory
Masatoshi Murase (Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University) Video
2 Perspectives of Ecology
Tae-Soo Chon (Pusan National University, Korea) Video

Part II: Human Phenomena, Psychology, Life Phenomena and Ecology
3 Learning, a nonlinear process
Remo Job (University of Trento, Italy) Video
4 Right and left in living organisms
Noriko Fujii (Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University) Video

Part III: Wonder of Life Phenomena and Universe
5 Complexity of galaxies out of simplicity of uniform dust clouds: a short view of the process
Antonio De Felice (Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University) Video

Part IV: Complexity of Life Environment Adaptability
6 Complexity of life history adaptation in marine invertebrates
Takahiro Irie (Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo) Video