Copy of Crowd Actions, (Reverse) Design and Complexity

This presentation compares conventional analytical approaches to two famous crowd actions, the Irish Easter Rising (1916) and the London Battle at Cable Street (1936), to roughly contemporaneous fictional representations of crowd movements and collective mental states.
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    Judith Paltin, English, UBC
    Coach House, Green College, UBC

    Tuesday, November 3, 5-6:30 pm, reception to follow
    in the series
    Green College Leading Scholars' Series
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    Some prefer to view crowds as complex adaptive systems, in which case one might "reverse engineer" crowd actions to analyze the articulations and flux that changed too quickly to be captured in real time. There is a goodly amount of tension between theory and practice, though, neatly presented via another complex adaptive system: modernist narrative fiction.

    This presentation compares conventional analytical approaches to two famous crowd actions, the Irish Easter Rising (1916) and the London Battle at Cable Street (1936), to roughly contemporaneous fictional representations of crowd movements and collective mental states.

     
     
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November 3rd, 2015 5:00 PM   through   6:30 PM
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Coach House
6201 Cecil Green Park Rd
Green College, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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