Tutor and Researcher, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University
My personal research interests include:
- complex systems theory and the work of Joseph Tainter - the analysis of cities as complex adaptive systems (CAS) and the implications for urban resilience
- the implications of far-from-equilibrium thermodynamics and energy depletion (ie Peak Oil) for complex urban systems
- more generally, the 'philosophy of science' implications of systems theory and complexity and their interaction with social constructionist approaches to society
- science fiction and gaming culture, with a particular focus on the topic of social collapse
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