This is the Cognitive Systems Program’s capstone seminar course. This is a writing- and talking- intensive course. Students are expected to engage discursively with both mouth and pen (… keyboard). Since COGS 401 is intended to prepare students for COGS 402, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that students take COGS 401 BEFORE attempting COGS 402.
COGS 401 Schedule _ 2012w T2 (updated regularly)
Research Prospectus Guideline; Sample:
Lecture 1 (10 Jan) – Vatikiotis-Bateson presentation of Rubin’s Embodiment talk
Lecture 2 (15 Jan) – Andrew Irvine Talk
Lecture 3 (22 Jan) – Vatikiotis-Bateson Talk
Lecture 4 (29 Jan) – Lemieux_Lecture
Reading: WorldCIST paper
Seminar (5 Feb) – Oreskes, N., Shrader-Frechette, K., & Belitz, K. (1994). Verification, validation, and confirmation of numerical models in the earth sciences. Science, 263(Feb. 4), 641-646. PDF
Lecture 5 (12 Feb) – Rex Wyler talk
Readings: Wyler paper, and …
“Nature: A System of Systems”
“Biophysical Economics” Tyee News Online, Jan. 2009
“Ecology and Economy”, R. Weyler, Deep Green
“Debt, Human Rights, and Nature”, Deep Green, Feb. 2011: World Economic Forum plan to float $100-trillion debt, and the impact of debt on society.
Gulf of Mexico: The Cost of Complexity: Examples of collsapsing technological complexity
“Ecological Trauma and Recovery” Paul Shepard, Chellis Glendinning, and the psychological effects of ecological destruction.
Lecture 6 (27 Feb) – Steve DiPaola talk
Lecture 7 (26 Mar) – Judy Illes talk
Peer Reivew (Click on your name)