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Exploring Emergence
by Mitchel Resnick and Brian Silverman

How objects and patterns can arise from simple interactions in ways that are surprising and counter-intuitive.

Emergent Publications
An International Transdisciplinary Journal of Complex Social Systems.

Emergence: A unifying theme for 21st century science
by David Pines

When electrons or atoms or individuals or societies interact with one another or their environment, the collective behavior of the whole is different from that of its parts. We call this resulting behavior emergent.


Thinking Complexity
edited by Paul Cilliers

By re-thinking assumptions, the varied sciences of complex systems are inspiring a re-look at age old philosophical and metaphysical issues. (Contents, Introduction and Index online)


Complexity and Emergence
Simulations and interactive demonstrations of emergence.

Emergence: Interactive Experiences on Serendip
Illustrations and demonstrations.


The EmergentMatters Forum
Online forums accompanying the interactive online experience at