Complexity

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Weaver's Complexity[edit]

Disorganised complexity
  • Many disconnected variables
  • Uniform disorder
  • Sum to noise
Organised complexity
  • Many interrelated variables
  • Not totally ordered (uniform)
  • Not disordered (random)
  • Complex order

Warren Weaver, Science and Complexity, in American Scientist, 36, 536-544

Traditional search reduces complexity

The underlying principle of aesthetic experience is that of complexity giving way to orderliness.