# Complexity

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Some notes from a presentation by Mitchell Whitelaw to the SAFFIRE Festival |

## Weaver's ComplexityEdit

- 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. | ” |