REPAIR: When and How to Improve Broken Objects, Ourselves, and Our Society – UROP Spring Symposium 2021

REPAIR: When and How to Improve Broken Objects, Ourselves, and Our Society

Drew Trygstad

Drew Trygstad

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Research Mentor(s): Peter Erdi, Visiting Professor /Henry Luce Professor of Complex Systems Studies
Research Mentor School/College/Department: Center for the Study of Complex Systems, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 6 (4pm-4:50pm)
Breakout Room: Room 15
Presenter: 6

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The previous year and its seminal events pays homage to the chaotic underpinnings that shape life as we know it. Project REPAIR is an open interdisciplinary research project that’s main objective is to give theoretical substance to practical applications of approaches and techniques designed to help mediate the chaotic potential of the world around us, to not only develop functioning systems that we superimpose, but also those of the natural world. These systems include, but are not limited to objects, structures, societies, relationships, and even ourselves. With a focus in complex systems and social psychology, this project covers a wide range of fields and servers as a true interdisciplinary project hoping to change our social order in hope to repair our misdeeds of the past so that we can create a better future. My main role in this project is to write monthly literature reviews on a wide variety of disciplines to provide support for my mentor’s book and also to create a two-dimensional self-organized criticality model. These two tasks contrast each other in a very beneficial way so that I not only understand the theoretical side of these topics, but also how to model them. Project REPAIR hopes to change the world for the better by channeling the chaos around us into repaired structures of order.

Authors: Drew Trygstad, Peter Erdi
Research Method: Library/Archival/Internet Research

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